Growing allegations of sexual assault and abuse against Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann brought to mind the early days of the #MeToo movement in the United States.
No longer can “isolated cases” describe sexual assault, as with American film mogul Harvey Weinstein (later convicted of rape).
After an Irish fan named Shelby Lynn spoke out about an attack she endured at the band’s recent concert in Vilnius, Lithuania, on social media, accusations began to pile up against the leader of the German-speaking group, which is the most popular in the world.
After an inquiry by the very severe daily Suddeutsche Zeitung and German public television (ARD) got published on June 2 in the morning, dozens of testimonies got collected from young women who claim to have been abused and manipulated similarly to Shelby Lynn, giving the case momentum.
The investigation finds the artist used a recruitment scheme to fulfill his sexual needs with girls he met through social media.
The “after” would be dull without the dozens of young women invited backstage and given free drinks and, on occasion, cocaine.
Former groupie “Alena M.” was employed by Rammstein and tasked with eliminating female competition based on Lindemann’s stated preferences.
The young women, whose ages were never confirmed, were asked to come backstage at several events after being contacted via Instagram and Facebook.
Daniel Drepper, leader of the investigation section, says, “All our witnesses invariably tell the same process explains. A concertgoer testified that Lindemann had promised her sex in exchange for backstage access. Moreover, he says.
That “everything happened quickly and violently.”
While some women may have anticipated a sexual encounter, others were caught off guard by the prospect.
The singer’s aggressive demeanor took them aback. “It’s still a 60-year-old world star, multi-millionaire who speaks to young girls aged 21 to 22 who adore him,” stresses Daniel Drepper to emphasize the singer’s responsibilities.
22-year-old Cynthia A. (pseudonym), during a concert in 2020, recalled that Till Lindemann had waved her over to join him backstage. That he “showed something” was what he wanted to hear.
She claims she got forced into sexual intercourse in a connecting room. Her testimony includes, “I thought then, ‘Oh my God, this hurts, let’s hope it’s over soon. Things escalated rapidly and aggressively.
According to another source, Lindemann got asked if he could “continue” by the singer after she passed out in his hotel room. She gives her testimony, “I didn’t even know what he wanted to talk about.”
The investigation team was careful and thorough in their work. To demonstrate his good faith in the court, he secured statements from all these young women under the seal of anonymity and oath.
Before giving their testimony, he made sure the witnesses were strangers to one another. It’s complaints against Lindemann as of yet.
Despite the benefits, women are still hesitant to take the plunge, as noted by Daniel Drepper.
How Famous and Scandels is Rammstein Band?
The scandal hits Rammstein hard just before they head out on a tour of Europe.
Tickets for his upcoming four shows at Munich’s Olympic Stadium this month sold out in a matter of days, with over 240,000 fans in attendance.
On July 22, the band will take the stage at the Stade de France. The Suddeutsche Zeitung once wrote, “Rammstein is Germany’s top cultural export product.”
Provocation is essential to Rammstein’s success. This band, formed in 1994 by East German musicians, has a sulfurous moniker alone.
The name is derived from the German city of Ramstein (with a single “m”), the site of the worst air show catastrophe in history (71 deaths, 1,000 injuries) in 1988 on an American military facility.
The initial name for the organization was the “Rammstein Air Meeting” (Rammstein Flugschau).
With each subsequent video, the band members push the envelope of social acceptability even further.
They used clips from films filmed by Adolf Hitler propagandist director Leni Riefenstahl at the 1936 Olympics in their music video for the song “Stripped,” released in 1998.
Due to its explicit content, the 2009 film Pussy got prohibited in some areas. In conclusion, the music video for “Deutschland in 2019” (Germany) includes musicians donning the same striped clothing as prisoners wore in Nazi concentration camps.
A production that got seen over 317 million times on YouTube. Keep connected for updates!