Woman Claims She Was Raped at The Weeknd Concert in Ohio
The Weeknd, who is currently amid the second phase of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour, has found two temporary members of his tour crew at the center of a rape allegation following a show at the Schottenstein Center, located on the Ohio State University campus.
Per TMZ, two of The Weeknd's crew members are under criminal investigation after a female fan came forward and filed a report with campus police claiming she was raped backstage following the performance. According to reports, The Weeknd himself was already off premises before the alleged crime happened.
Cops believe each suspect, as well as the alleged victim, was intoxicated at the time of the attack, with TMZ reporting that a source says it's possible one of the suspects filmed the alleged assault. The police report also shares some graphic details, specifying that "hands, feet and teeth" were the "weapons" used in the alleged crime.
Additionally, the two suspects are reportedly not close affiliates of the Weeknd's, with reports adding that employees for the tour can vary with each pitstop.
"Upon learning of the accusations that two members of our tour staff are facing, we immediately terminated their employment," representatives from Live Nation and the XO tour shared in a statement with TMZ. "We are working with the authorities to ensure they have access to any information or assistance they may need."
At the time of this report, the incident remains under investigation and no arrests have been made.
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