According to The Spokesman-Review, two members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED are being extradited to Spokane, Washington to face accusations of kidnap and rape after a concert in August.
DECAPITATED‘s 27-year-old drummer Michal Lysejko and 35-year-old guitarist Waclaw Kieltyka were transported Monday night from a jail in Los Angeles County en route to Spokane County, said Steven Graham, Lysejko‘s attorney. The other two members, 31-year-old singer Rafal Piotrowski and 30-year-old bassist Hubert Wiecek will be transported at a later date.
According to court documents obtained by The Spokesman-Review, the woman alleged she was gang-raped by the musicians in their tour bus bathroom after DECAPITATED‘s August 31 concert with THY ART IS MURDER at The Pin concert venue in downtown Spokane as part of the two bands’ “Double Homicide” tour. The woman said entered the bus for drinks with the band before each member forced themselves on her.
Deputies later stated the victim had “significant bruising to her upper arms consistent with being restrained” and “small abrasions on her knuckles that were scabbed over.”
All four members of DECAPITATED were arrested on September 9 in Santa Ana, California after performing at the Observatory. They have been held in Los Angeles County Jail awaiting extradition to Spokane.
Graham told The Spokesman-Review that there is “another side to this.”
“We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit the band of her own free will and left on good terms,” he said. “The accuser has a documented history of providing false information to the police dating back to 2014.”
DECAPITATED announced last month that it was canceling all previously announced tour dates. The band also publicly denied the accusations.
“While we are not perfect human beings, we are not kidnappers, rapists, or criminals. As such, we strongly deny the allegations that have recently been brought against us,” they wrote. “We ask that everyone please reserve their judgment until a definitive outcome has been reached, as charges have yet to be pressed. Full testimony and evidence will be presented in due time, and we have faith in that process.”