Note: This article contains descriptions of alleged sexual misconduct.
Sean Matthew Tillmann, best known musician by the name of Har Mar Superstar, made a statement tonight after several women made allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment, Star Tribune reports. Tillmann denies the claims of a woman in his testimony, but otherwise apologizes for his earlier behavior.
One woman told the Star Tribune that Tillmann was a friend she “completely” trusted until he allegedly exposed his penis in 2016 and stuck it in his face at home. Three people confirmed to the Star Tribune that they told them this story shortly thereafter, allegedly afterwards.
Tillmann “categorically” denied the woman’s claims in a statement tonight that otherwise contained a blanket apology: “I take these claims extremely seriously. I feel very sorry for anyone who feels like I have hurt them. “He admitted to” engaging in harmful, abusive and selfish behavior “. Two other women spoke to the Star Tribune about alleged wrongdoing cases between 2014 and 2017.
“A few years ago I began to be honest with myself about how, fueled by a toxic mix of alcohol, drugs, and careless sexuality, I harmed people around me and abandoned them and myself,” he wrote. “I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the damage I have done.” You can find his full explanation here.
The allegations against Tillmann prompted the venue First Avenue to cancel a planned concert by Tillmann’s band Heart Bones. “When we became aware of the allegations, we felt it would be the best decision to stop the show pending accountability,” the venue said in a statement. “First Avenue takes all harassment and assault allegations seriously.” The radio station 89.3 the Current has stopped playing its music.
When Pitchfork reached him, a representative from Har Mar Superstar said the artist had no further comment.
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