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Fri May 18, 2018, 11:38 AM

Dave Matthews Band has fired longtime violinist Boyd Tinsley amid sexual misconduct allegations

Reports: Dave Matthews Band has fired longtime violinist Boyd Tinsley amid sexual misconduct allegations

BY SHAWN COX Richmond Times-Dispatch 10 hrs ago

The Dave Matthews Band's longtime violinist, Boyd Tinsley, is no longer a member of the band amid sexual misconduct allegations involving the Charlottesville-based musician, according to multiple online reports.

On Thursday afternoon, Consequence of Sound online magazine published a story detailing the claims involved in a lawsuit filed against the violinist, who in February had announced that he was taking a hiatus from DMB.

The plaintiff, Seattle-based trumpet player James Frost-Winn, had worked with Tinsley as a member of the band Crystal Garden. The band formed in Charlottesville in 2015. ... According to Consequence of Sound, Frost-Winn filed a lawsuit Thursday in Washington state, alleging that Tinsley created a hostile work environment and had sexually assaulted him. The suit seeks $9 million in damages.

Late Thursday and early Friday, national media outlets, including Rolling Stone, Billboard and People magazines, reported that a DMB representative had released a statement announcing Tinsley's departure.
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Yonnie3 May 2018 #1

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Fri May 18, 2018, 11:54 AM

1. I was expecting this shoe to drop.

I believe he hasn't been active with DMB most of this year.

I never got an inkling of Tinsley's capacity for this sort of thing back in the day. SMH

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