Blood for Blood Boot Erick Medina After Singer Is Accused of Rape
After several show cancellations speculation was building about the future of hardcore band Blood for Blood. On Monday, June 25 the Boston based band cancelled their upcoming Boston and New York shows, stating:
"We regret to inform you, due to a situation that has arisen involving Buddha [singer Erick Medina], it has become impossible for Blood for Blood to play the shows scheduled for this weekend in Boston and NYC. We'd like to thank and apologize to everyone who brought these shows together, as well as all of the Wasted Youth Crew, who were planning on attending. Trust us, this was not something we wanted to do."
The reason for the band's back outs came to light after nearly a month of rumors when a source close to them spoke with The Gauntlet, revealing that issues with frontman Erick Medina were the at the heart of their cancellations. Medina, or "Buddha" as he has been nicknamed, pinned a 13-year-old girl against a wall at a Memorial Day BBQ and began forcibly kissing her.
According to the source there has been an "accusation of rape made against and 'Buddha' [Erick Medina] about a month ago, but at this time I have no details regarding this except for he was arrested and booked for rape. I tried texting him on Monday but haven't heard back from him."
We were told the incident happened at a BBQ over Memorial Day weekend where Medina got a bit drunk pinned a 13-year-old girl against a wall and began kissing her as she struggled. The Massachusetts department of social services Department of Children and Family has already investigated the incident."
Furthermore, the band issued a statement kicking Medina out of the band, which seems to condemn him more than any arrest could:
"Make no mistake, the nature of the alleged activity, true or false, is an affront to EVERYTHING this band is about. Some of the members of this band have been mistreated and abused as a children, personally. We would never, COULD never ignore, condone, or even associate with such behavior. At this time we are too emotionally drained to make plans for the band's future, but due to the nature of these allegations, we feel it is impossible to continue with anyone linked to such allegations, thus, whatever the future holds for Blood for Blood, it will not include Erick. Lastly, We are unable to make concrete plans for the band's future."
Shortly after the accusations were made Medina's Facebook page was shutdown, then Blood For Blood's page was deleted as well. Due to the inclusion of a minor in the case, no information has been released by the Massachusetts police department. If he is charged, Medina could face up to 10 years in jail.
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