German prosecutors drop case against RAMMSTEIN frontman Till Lindemann over sexual assault claims
German prosecutors has dropped investigations against RAMMSTEIN frontman Till Lindemann, the Berlin state prosecutor’s office said on Monday. The investigators in Berlin said they did not find any evidence that would substantiate the allegations.
It was never certain whether German industrial metal band Rammstein‘s live tour would go ahead this summer. Yet, despite protests, the band sold out Berlin’s Olympic Stadium barely a month after accusations against frontman Till Lindemann first emerged. These were reported by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and broadcaster NDR.
It is alleged that Lindemann had women recruited to have sex with him, in individual cases without their consent. and in at least two cases the claim coes from women who were then underage, 15 and 17 years old. An undisclosed number of accusations involve involuntary sex under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The Berlin state prosecutor investigated the matter. In Germany, the law presumes innocence until an accused party is proven guilty, and Lindemann has not been arrested or charged in any stage.
Berlin prosecutors on Tuesday said that the testimonies remained too “vague” and that there were no psysical signs of any of the claims on the alleged victims.
“The rapid termination of investigative proceedings by the Berlin state prosecutor’s office shows that there is insufficient evidence that our client allegedly committed sexual offenses,” Lindemann’s legal representatives said on Tuesday.