The Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe Breaks Silence On Rape Comments At Sydney Gig

15 June 2018 | 11:08 am | Staff Writer

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe has broken his silence on comments he made about rape during a show in Sydney last week that resulted in some punters walking out of the gig

In a series of tweets posted this morning, the US songwriter claims he "never made light of rape culture" and was being attacked by two men in the audience. 

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It comes after a petition was launched calling for the band's Australian tour to be axed following Newcombe's comments, in which he told an audience member, "Whatever, you're a dickhead. Your mum probably screamed like that when she was being raped and that's how you were born". 

The tour wrapped up in Melbourne last night.