A Day To Remember‘s long-serving bassist Josh Woodard has announced that he has left the band. Taking to Twitter, Woodard released an official statement explaining the reason behind his departure following resurfaced “false allegations” made towards him online last year.
Josh Woodard Full Statement:
“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, bandmate and friend.
I appreciate those who 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 honour and I am so thankful for the past 18 years.”
Florida rockers are due to be touring Europe with British band Bring Me The Horizon and support from Poorstacy and Lorna Shore in 2022. The tour is a total of 18 dates, with stops also in Lyon, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Toulouse, Basel, Milan, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Gliwice, Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.