Police officers are reportedly investigating claims a woman was raped by two crew members backstage at THE WEEKND’s concert last week (end24Sep17).
The unnamed woman filed a police report with Ohio State University police station alleging she was raped by two temporary crew members backstage after The Weeknd’s show at The Schottenstein Center, which is situated on the campus in Columbus, on 19 September.
According to the report, which was obtained by TMZ.com, police officers believe all involved were under the influence of alcohol, and under the section heading “weapons”, they wrote, “Personal weapons – Hands/Feet/Teeth.”
The Hills singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, had left the arena before the alleged crime took place and is not implicated in the investigation.
Sources have told TMZ employees hired for tours can vary from city to city and the two accused are not a part of his inner circle.
They also added that the woman was hanging out in the backstage area with the two crew members and said that the assault could have been filmed.
“Upon learning of the accusations that two members of our tour staff are facing, we immediately terminated their employment,” The XO Tour Manager and Live Nation Team told TMZ in a statement. “We are working with the authorities to ensure they have access to any information or assistance they may need.”
Cops are investigating the incident and have not made any arrests so far.
The Weeknd is currently on the North American leg of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall world tour, which concludes in Chicago, Illinois on 2 November. He will then head Down Under for the final leg of the trek, which is scheduled to end on 14 December.