Rammstein responded to a fan’s accusation of drugging him at a pre-show party before a recent concert in Lithuania.
The fan in question, Shelby Lane, took that Twitter two days after the show to describe the alleged incident, claiming that her drink was spiked during a pre-show party at Vingis Park in Vilnius. She also details a supposed encounter with Till Lindemann in a room below the stage during a concert intermission, during which she refuses to have sex with him, apparently angering Rammstein’s conductor.
The band released the following statement on Sunday, May 28 via the Twitter:
Regarding the claims circulating on the Internet about Vilnius, we can rule out the possibility that what allegedly happened in our environment. We are not aware of any official investigations into this matter.”
Lynn claimed she was chosen as part of a select group of women by Joe Letz — the drummer for Lindemann’s eponymous solo project — to attend the “Row 0” pre-concert and after-concert. Lane described an odd interaction with Litz on the way to the venue, lining up with the group of women and taking videos and headshots of them, lingering for a very long time on Lane and zooming in on her face.
Before the show, Lynn said she had two drinks — vodka-Red Bull and Prosecco — and she wasn’t “even bothered.” She then said that Litz pulled her aside to ask if she wanted to “hang out for 5 minutes” with Lindemann during a break as a DJ for Rammstein’s set. Lynn agreed, but expressed doubts that the meeting with Lindemann was a “sexual thing”, which Leitz assured her was not.
Back at the party, just before the show started, Lynn says Lindemann joined the group of women, who poured all of them tequila shots. Lynn said her memory “just drained” from this point on (she later posted pictures of her bruises from the night of the show).
She wrote, “Everything up until that point is so clear, and since about 8:30 my memory goes away. I’m like a human zombie, singing, dancing, but also stumbling.”
Just before the break, Lynn described being led into a small room below the stage where Lindemann eventually confronted her. Before the singer addressed her, she said she immediately told him she would not have sex with him, angering Lindemann, who left after saying “Joe said you would”.
Lynn said she was sick the entire next day — “vomiting, diarrhea, freezing cold and then sweating” — on whatever she was drugged with. She then posted her full account of the alleged incident on Twitter along with videos from the concert and other content to corroborate her account of the evening.
Before Rammstein’s statement, a result I reached out to Lynn, who stood by her original allegations.
Zu den im Netz kursierenden Vorwürfen zu Vilnius können wir ausschliessen, dass sich was wearing an Umfeld zugetragen unserem hat.
Uns sind keine behordlichen Ermittlungen dazu bekannt.
– Rammstein (@RSprachrohr) May 28, 2023