“I have made the decision to step down from my position in the band as of today”
A Day to Remember bassist Joshua Woodward has left the group.
This comes after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct surfaced again from last year.
Woodward denied the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct last year and said he “decided to halt legal proceedings against the accuser after the post was removed”.
However, since the allegations resurfaced online, this has prompted Woodward to say that he “should act accordingly” and “will leave the tour to be with my family and continue to defend my innocence in these matters.” “. He has denied all the allegations.
In a statement he said: “In the summer of 2020, I issued a statement addressing the false allegations against me online. At the time, with the pandemic and my daughter on the way, I personally asked for the post to be removed The latter decided to stay the legal proceedings against the accuser.
“These allegations have unfortunately resurfaced in the last few days, and I must act accordingly. It’s not fair for my bandmates and brothers to be attached or targeted because of any of this, so I’ve decided to step down from my position in the band as of today. I am leaving the tour to be with my family and will continue to defend my innocence in these matters.
— Joshua Woodard (@joshuawoodard) 13 October 2021
“I know who I am and who I am not. I wholeheartedly admit that I am not a perfect person and I have made mistakes in life. I strive every day to be a better person, husband, To be a father, bandmate and friend.
“I applaud those who have supported me and defended my name against spreading lies, and I feel sorry for those who have been negatively affected by them. This decision is what I want. The farthest thing to do, but unfortunately it’s the best. Being a member of ADTR has been the greatest honor and I am very grateful for the last 18 years.
The rest of the group have yet to speak on departure. Granthshala The group has been reached for comment.
A Day to Remember was recently added to the 2022 line-up of Downloads.