Supports Quit The Smith Street Band Tour After Wil Wagner Accused Of Emotional Abuse

27 February 2019 | 11:46 am | Neil GriffithsJessica Dale

Emails sent from Wagner have surfaced on social media.

Pic by Terry Soo

Pic by Terry Soo

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The Smith Street Band frontman Wil Wagner has been accused of emotionally and mentally abusing women believed to be his former partners in a series of leaked emails.

The emails, which surfaced on social media in the last week, detail suicide threats and verbal abuse allegedly sent from Wagner.

On Tuesday night, Camp Cope singer Georgia Maq released a statement detailing that she is one of the women the emails were sent to and that Wagner cited The Smith Street Band's last album was about a "toxic breakup" and "toxic ex-girlfriend" when promoting the record.

"When you have a platform, it is an abuse of that platform when you use it to get back at a former partner," Maq's statement posted to Instagram reads.

"No person's mental health, safety or autonomy is the means to an end for anybody else's art."

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Maq alleges that her last contact with Wagner resulted in him threatening to kill her and then himself.

Earlier last night, in a statement also posted to Instagram, Wagner addressed the allegations.

"I'm not hiding from anything. I said some incredibly hurtful things that I completely regret," the post reads.

Read both statements below.

Since then, both Brisbane band Sweater Curse and New Zealand's The Beths have pulled out of supporting slots for The Smith Street Band's scheduled tour of Australia next month.