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Paramore addresses assault at SLC concert, condemns violence, homophobia

Oct 5, 2022, 4:10 PM | Updated: 4:11 pm
Musician Hayley Williams of Paramore performs onstage at KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta 2017 at StubHub...
Musician Hayley Williams of Paramore performs onstage at KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta 2017 at StubHub Center on May 20, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
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SALT LAKE CITY — The popular band Paramore shared a statement on Instagram regarding a physical and verbal assault that occurred at their concert Tuesday night.

The post states, “After last night’s show in SLC, we were made aware of an incident that happened in the crowd while we were on stage. A man physically and verbally assaulted multiple women, including an engaged couple at our show. Our security team and venue staff were made aware and were able to restrain and remove him.”

Sgt. Melody Cutler with Unified Police told KSL TV, “We don’t have a whole lot of information at this point.”

According to Cutler, they got some preliminary witness statements Tuesday night, but no evidence of an assault was discovered. She said a detective would be following up.

 

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Paramore said in their post,

“PARAMORE DOES NOT CONDONE violence, homophobia, or bigotry of any kind. It is supremely unwelcome in our community and has no place at our shows.

To the fans who were hurt by or who witnessed what happened last night, we are so sorry. We hope that you know we will always do anything we can to protect you and make you feel celebrated.

To make things as clear as possible: Paramore shows are meant to be a safe place for people. If you can’t respect that, do not come.”

The case is still under investigation.

 

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Paramore addresses assault at SLC concert, condemns violence, homophobia