Representative for rap collective insists there's "no truth" about assault allegation
Odd Future have denied that ‘Left Brain’ Vyron Turner slapped a female photographer at a festival in New Orleans.
A representative for the rap collective has issued a statement insisting that there’s “no truth to the accusation” that Left Brain assaulted freelance photographer Amy Harris at the Voodoo Experience bash last weekend (October 30).
NBC33 News claimed that Odd Future‘s Tyler, The Creator had spoken of the group’s dislike for photographers before his bandmate Left Brain threw water at snappers in their barricaded enclosure, kicked their cameras and slapped Harris in the face.
However, Billboard reports that a statement issued on behalf of Odd Future reads: “There simply is no truth to the accusation floating around the internet. It’s no secret that Odd Future has a love/hate relationship with photographers at shows. [It’s] simply because they are given access the group wishes their fans would have instead.
“After telling the photographers to clear out multiple times (as they’ve done before) Vyron (Leftbrain) took a swipe at a few cameras, NOT people. To manipulate the situation [and] to insinuate an attack on a woman specifically is careless and manipulative.”
Harris, who said she would not take legal action over the incident, had previously commented: “I have worked many shows before, and I’ve had to deal with a band flinging water over photographers, but I never expected this to happen. In the pit, the male to female ratio is about 20 to 1. There were way more men in the pit than women.”
The hip hop group will reportedly feature in their own reality TV series in 2012. Loiter Squad, which is being put together by the makers of Jackass, will follow them playing pranks and performing sketches, and will begin airing early next year.