October 25, 2021

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Co-founding bassist Joshua Woodard exits A Day To Remember

Founding bassist of A Day To Remember, Joshua Woodard, has exited the band in an official statement issued by Woodard himself. You may remember that last year during the pandemic, Woodard was accused of sexual misconduct – though Woodard denied these claims.

After announcing they’d be the main support for Bring Me The Horizon early next year, those allegations resurfaced earlier this week, and in greater detail than before. Notably, the band themselves have not made any sort of statement about Woodard’s exit on social media. The band released their oft-delayed album, You’re Welcome, earlier this year.

Woodard issued an official statement, which you can read 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.”

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