Cabbage have responded after being accused of sexually assaulting a fan at a Kasabian show.
The band were invited to support Kasabian at Kentish Town Forum last night (April 20th), kick-starting a full UK tour.
However one fan alleges that Cabbage singer Lee Broadbent "sexually assaulted" one female fan in the front row.
Nicole S Rushworth has posted her account, stating: "The lead singer, Lee Broadbent, sexually assaulted a young woman at the show. Her and her dad had been in the queue since the early hours of the morning to ensure their place on the barrier for Kasabian, only to have their night tarnished by this awful behaviour." "Whilst stood on the barrier, he proceeded to put his hand down his trousers, fondle himself, then rub his hand on the girl, ragging on her hair. Basically forcing her face first into his crotch."
The fan allegedly complained to security, and received an audience with the singer: "Rightfully so, her dad complained to security who said they would speak to Kasabian’s production team. They then brought out the singer to apologise to the girl and all he did was start an argument with her dad. He flat out refused to apologise and got aggressive with him, stating that it was all part of the act."
Cabbage have released their own counter-statement, denying what they label as "fabrications". It reads:
"We completely deny the accusations put against Lee this morning. His hands were never down his trousers – although he did go down to the barrier to interact with the crowd, as he does at all Cabbage shows. After a complaint was made, Lee took it on himself to apologise, which is what any decent person would do if he learns that someone has been offended. Lee met with them, discussed the situation and hands were shaken before father and daughter left and then they stayed for the rest of the show."
"Security guards and everyone who saw the show, know that these complaints are completely unfounded. We’re very shocked and deeply troubled by these fabrications. Anyone who’s listened to our music, been to one of our gigs or read one of our interviews knows that we would never engage in any of the actions that this Tweet accuses of. We 100% support Safe Gigs For Women and everyone. Love Cabbage."
Check out both statements below.
Our words on last nights events. pic.twitter.com/N281ZMTZPr— CABBAGE (@ahcabbage) April 20, 2017