Maynard James Keenan calls rape allegations “a despicable false claim”

If you’ve been following along this week, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan was hit by allegations of rape by an anonymous Twitter user with the handle @IWas17HeWas36. The claim from the unidentified woman claims that she was sexually assaulted by Maynard back in 2000 when she was 17. Explosive stuff.

Maynard has responded on Twitter.

Let’s see where this leads. Nothing yet from @IWas16HeWas36.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Maynard James Keenan calls rape allegations “a despicable false claim”

  • June 29, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    The way I see this situation is as follows. Maynard’s fans, of which I am one, are so fanatical, can they even see the reality of the situation? I could certainly see MJK being catered to, so in the hazy days of yore, would Maynard himself know the reality of the situation. It shines a light on the groupie culture and in a sense reminds us that these rock gods are not the gods we think them to be.


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