It's been around three weeks since the Irishwoman Shelby Lynn made allegations on Twitter, as a result of which a discussion about Rammstein singer Till Lindemann flared up. At the band's concerts, there was said to have been a row zero, to which selected women in particular had access. Some of them are said to have been brought to the singer after the concerts.
The band, through a lawyer, denied allegations that women at the group's concerts "were drugged with knockout drops or alcohol to enable our client to perform sexual acts on them." None of the six band members commented on the cause. Until this Friday. Drummer Christoph Schneider published a statement on Instagram in which he commented in detail on the matter.
"The allegations of the last few weeks have deeply shaken us as a band and me as a person," it says. Schneider writes that what is shared and printed about Till Lindemann on social media and in the press shocks him.
The 57-year-old writes that he does not believe that anything criminally relevant such as the use of knockout drops or anything forbidden happened. He had never observed anything like this and hadn't heard from anyone in the crew of 100 either. "All I heard from Till's parties were adults celebrating together."
The next sentence, however, strikes a slightly different tone: "And yet things seem to have happened," writes Schneider, "which - although legally ok - I personally don't think is okay." A first, albeit gentle, distancing can be seen here. It could be an indication that the cohesion within the band isn't as strong as it seems from the outside.