The move comes after past “false allegations” resurfaced Tuesday
A Day To Remember bassist Josh Woodard has left the band.
Last year, Woodard denied allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. At the time, he “decided to pause legal proceedings against the accuser once the post was removed,” but after these allegations recently resurfaced, he said Tuesday he “must act accordingly” and “will be leaving tour to be with my family and continue to defend my innocence in these matters”.
Read Woodard’s full statement via Twitter below:
“In the summer of 2020, I released a statement addressing false allegations that were made against me online. At the time, with the pandemic and my daughter on the way, I personally decided to pause legal proceedings against the accuser once the post was removed.
“These accusations have unfortunately resurfaced within the last few days, and I must act accordingly. It is not fair to my bandmates and brothers to be attached to or targeted because of any of this, so I have made the decision to step down from my position in the band as of today. I will be leaving tour to be with my family and continue to defend my innocence in these matters.
“I know who I am and who I am not. I admit, wholeheartedly, that I am not a perfect person and I have made mistakes in life. I strive every day I am given to be a better person, husband, father, bandmate, and friend.
“I appreciate those who have supported me and defended my name against the lies being spread, and I am sorry to those who have been negatively affected by them. This decision is the furthest thing from what I want, but it is unfortunately what is best. Being a member of ADTR has been the greatest honor and I am so thankful for the past 18 years.”– Josh Woodard
A Day To Remember recently kicked off their Re-Entry Tour with Asking Alexandria and Point North.
The trek wraps up on November 6 at the St. Augustine Amphitheater in St. Augustine, FL.