Two days ago, an anonymous Twitter user claimed that Tool and The Perfect Circle member Maynard James Keenan raped her in 2000, when she was 17.

Today, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has responded to claims that he raped 17 years old girl in 2000. He shared a statement on Twitter as follows:

“Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this “despicable false claim” that only does damage to the #metoo movement, and shame on those of you who perpetuate this destructive clickbait. As for my delayed but un-required response, I had my phone off. You should try it.”





In a series of tweets, anonymous Twitter user “IWas17HeWas36” detailed how Keenan had targeted her during a Nine Inch Nails and APC concert, invited her backstage, and then led her to the band’s tour bus. She wrote:

“I went to see A Perfect Circle and NIN in the year 2000 with my high school boyfriend… We were looking forward to this all year as both of us were really huge fans,”

Click here to tweet series of anonymous Twitter user.