If you’re online today looking for music news, chances are you might run across a story concerning Maynard James Keenan of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. It’s a disturbing story, too.
Reporting on a situation like this is very difficult. At the moment, all we have is a series of anonymous Twitter posts with no proof to back up the allegations and a summary on a sub-reddit. The charges are serious–felonious, in fact.
As we’ve seen over the last couple of years, accusations like this can destroy a person, even in the absence of solid proof and legally-acceptable evidence. Some allegations were enough to sink Hedley earlier this year.
At the same time, if a crime was committed, justice needs to be served.
This has already become a news story. It’s bound to spread at the speed of light.
Let’s see how this unfolds before any judgment is passed. Caution is the word.