Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan has responded to the rape allegations leveled against him earlier this week, where he was accused of raping a woman when she was 17 years old and giving her a sexually transmitted infection. Keenan has denied accusations that he raped the woman in 2000, calling the allegation a “despicable false claim.” “Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #MeToo movement,” Keenan wrote on Twitter. “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.” Maynard was accused of rape by someone posting anonymously on Twitter. The accusations have been widely discussed on Reddit since they first surfaced over the weekend, with several users saying that they had similar experiences. However the claims currently remain anonymous and uncorroborated.
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