Cops Investigate Alleged Rape at The Weeknd Concert
Two temporary crew members who were on tour with The Weeknd are now under a criminal investigation after a woman alleges she was raped backstage after the "Reminder" singer's concert.
According to a report from TMZ, sources close to law enforcement say the woman filed the report with the Ohio State University police station on early Wednesday morning, claiming she was raped at the Schottenstein Center following the show. The site reports that The Weeknd was out of the building before the alleged incident occurred.
It's believed the woman was in the backstage area with the temporary crew members and sources claim the suspects may have filmed the incident. According to a police report, cops say everyone was drunk during the alleged rape and "hands, feet and teeth" were the "weapons" used during the sexual assault.
Live Nation released a statement, saying the two men had been fired following the report.
"Upon learning of the accusations that two members of our tour staff are facing, we immediately terminated their employment," the statement read. "We are working with the authorities to ensure they have access to any information or assistance they may need."
It was recently reported The Weeknd scheduled his Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour around girlfriend Selena Gomez's kidney transplant. The "Fetish" singer received a kidney from best friend and actress, Francia Raisa.