Sigur Ros drummer quits after rape allegation

Sigur Ros drummer Orri Pall Dyrason has quit the band following a rape allegation.
In a message posted on his Facebook page, the musician said it had been a difficult decision but he did not want the "serious allegations" to affect the band "and the important and beautiful work that has been done there for the last years".
It comes following an Instagram post by a Los Angeles artist, who claimed Dyrason assaulted her twice in January 2013. Her account has been set to private and the post has reportedly since been deleted.On Monday, singer Jonsi Birgisson and bassist Georg Holm addressed the claim on the band's Facebook page, saying: "In the wake of the extremely serious and personal allegations made against him in recent days we have today accepted the resignation of our bandmate Orri Pall Dyrason to allow him to deal with this privately."
Sigur Ros drummer quits after rape allegation

Sigur Ros formed in Iceland in 1994
The message was followed by a post by Dyrason, who said he wanted to thank friends and family for their support and trust."This matter has undeniably taken its toll on me for the past few days," he said. "Justifiably, some will say, and I do not intend to argue with those people."
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