‘In the aftermath of serious personal allegations against Orri Páll Dýrason of the last days, we have today the resignation of our member accepted”, writes Sigur Rós on Facebook.
Dýrason is accused of sexual assault of the artist Megan Boyd in Los Angeles in 2013. The woman was silent, say six years over the incident, because she feared that nobody would believe. “I was irresponsible, and drunk, and it was wrong of me to trust him simply because he is in a band was, of which I am a fan of,” she writes on Instagram. ‘We had kissed before I fell asleep on the bed completely and was away from the world, ” says Boyd. “I woke up because I felt that I penetrated, but I was not fully aware of the situation. It happened twice.’ She wondered why she didn’t went away after the first time, ” but I was drunk, doodvermoeid and completely in shock. “But no one deserves to be raped, touched, or licked to be without consent’, she concluded.
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In January or 2013, I was sexually assaulted by a member of the band @sigurros when they were in Los Angeles recording an album that was set to come out later that same year. My assailant’s name is Orri Páll Dýrason. I never reported it. I never expressed my pain publicly. I harbored this ache now for almost 6 years… for many reasons. I felt no one would believe me, I felt I had been irresponsible for trusting him just because he was in a band I loved and I respected him as an artist. I was drunk, and I had with him at a club (I had a brief period in which I was a dancer at a club called “the body shop”), I also engaged in a kiss with him before falling asleep in the same bed, after that I completely knocked out. I woke up with the feeling of being penetrated without my consent during a deep slumber.. it happened twice that night, and I wondered myself why I didn’t leave after the first time – but I was drunk, dead tired, in shock, and this was right before I ever heard or anything like Uber/lyft … but none of that should matter because no one deserves to be raped/touched/licked/fucked without CONSENT. (((My heart is racing and I’m shaking just typing this.))) I wasn’t ready to go public in the midst of the hype of the #metoo movement because just speaking about it gives me intense anxiety and I was about to give birth to my first child. In the wake of the news or Dr. Christine Blasey Ford calling out Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, I was triggered to speak out myself. Ironically, he’s now engaged to a feminist activist who is also the founder of the Icelandic Slut walk. #endrapeculture
The drummer denies the allegations. ‘This situation has a big toll of me required the past couple of days’, is the response Dýrason via Facebook. “I have decided to Sigur Rós to leave. That is a tough decision for me, but I don’t want to say that the allegations have an influence on the band. I will do anything to get myself out of this nightmare, but out of respect for people who actually are victims of sexual assault, I will fight not publicly.”
Boyd went with her story to come out in the aftermath of the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, candidate chief judge Brett Kavanaugh accuses of sexual assault.
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I made a post following up with some information about my abuser/rapist getting in touch with me, gaslighting, and trying to silence me as well as denying what he did to me in 2013 in which he raped me 2 times over the course of a night spent with him during his stay in Los Angeles recording an album. I posted screen shots of his correspondence with me via email and they were flagged by someone and removed by @instagram for not following community standards. I did not remove them myself. I understand if they may have violated Instagrams standards of privacy so I will not repost on here but they have been sent to a major broadcasting network in Iceland. I will not back down or be silenced or gaslighted. I know what happened and I will not forget. This has not been easy for me or my family but it is my duty to expose him as a sexual predator who should not be in a woman’s safe place. Today is the first time I truly wanted to cry as I’ve pushed down and repressed my trauma for years. His name is Orri Páll Dýrason and he is in a band called @sigurros ?? I’m looking to speak with a lawyer as well – this story is beginning to build momentum and hype and some legal advice would be appreciated.