Brockhampton’s Ameer Vann denies allegations of sexual abuse
Brockhampton member Ameer Vann has responded to allegations of emotional abuse and having sex with a minor, apologizing to "the people I've hurt and the fans I've disappointed" and saying "I've been in relationships where I've fucked up and disrespected my partners, I've cheated and been dismissive to my exes," but saying "although my behavior has been selfish, childish, and unkind, I have never criminally harmed anyone or disrespected their boundaries. I have never had relations with a minor or violated anybody's consent."
NME points to a tweet from an accuser, which reads: "Ameer Vann - not only is he a predator and cheater.. he also degrades women, makes forceful advances and does not ease up when asked, is emotionally abusive, uses girl, v manipulative, has sex with underage/legal fans."
Another person posted a Twitter thread, reading:
I can’t find the original tweets from @tayallard & @GIGlNOTHADID bc I’m in complete shock that this is finally coming to light, but I dated him and can confirm that Ameer Vann of Brockhampton is emotional manipulative and mentally abusive. #MeToo
AND can confirm he was having sex with a minor before he dated me in 2015.
It was a complicated rltnship & I was undiagnosed of my mental illnesses so by no means was I a perfect girlfriend, but when we broke up Ameer said something to the effect of “I don’t love u anymore. I just wanted to control something.” P much summarizes the whole relationship
I’ve been SO afraid to say anything because of the huge fanbase, and since I’m a musician I don’t want it to seem like I’m trying to ride coattails. But ex members of BH have since reached out and said they’re sorry for witnessing it & not say anything.
Ameer's full response reads:
I am sorry to the people I've hurt and the fans I've disappointed.
I've been in relationships where I've fucked up and disrespected my partners. I've cheated and been dismissive to my exes. Throughout the past 3 years I've been working hard to reflect on myself and seek out help. It continues to be a learning process every day.
In response to the claims of emotional and sexual abuse: although my behavior has been selfish, childish, and unkind, I have never criminally harmed anyone or disrespected their boundaries. I have never had relations with a minor or violated anybody's consent.
I'm sorry for cheating. I'm sorry for lying and letting my friends down. I'm sorry for placing my group mates in a difficult situation by not speaking to them about my past experiences earlier. I always hoped to set a good example to my fans.
Apologies aren't enough. I really hope I can be an example of somebody who learned to grow from his mistakes and become a better person.