Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan has responded to the anonymous accusation that he raped a fan in 2000, which has been widely circulated around the internet this week. Maynard denied the allegations in a tweet, which reads: "Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #metoo movement. And shame on those of you who perpetuate this destructive clickbait. As for my delayed but un-required response, I had my phone off. You should try it."

We reached out to a representative for Maynard for any further comment. Stay tuned.

Update: NY Daily News reports that the anonymous accuser sent them a direct message over Twitter, saying: "I do not fear libel or any lawsuit, because he knows that he’s guilty. I will testify if need be. The whole point of this is to stop him and others from assaulting anyone else."