Attila frontman Chris Fronzak, 30, has denied recent allegations that he manipulated a girl into having sex with him during a European tour in 2018 when she was 17 and again on the band’s return in 2019.
The woman, who we can’t name, posted the accusations on Twitter on June 18.
“Fronz has manipulated and guilt tripped me into sleeping w (sic) him, even when I was underage,” she wrote.
“He got me drunk at every show of theirs like really drunk to the point where I blacked out for several hours.
“He then used me in that state to get me to consent to things I didn’t want to do.”
She said they started talking a couple of hours before a show in Europe in 2018.
“Before they played their set we started drinking a bit and I felt quite drink (sic) already.
“After the show tho (sic) is when he got me really drunk.
“Then he kept telling me how pretty I am and that I should come join him in the shower to hook up.
“I must admit I wasn’t being honest with him and told him I was 19.
“I know this is gonna make people question everything but that’s what happened so I’m gonna say it.
“I did this because I was kind of a fan and would’ve done anything to make them happy and get closer to them and I honestly thought i would never see him again anyways, let alone thought that we would hook up.
“But I’m pretty sure even if i would’ve told him my real age the story wouldn’t have changed.”
She said a year later they were back on tour in Europe and Fronzak messaged her a couple of months before saying he wanted to hang out.
“After that he had gotten a gf (sic) so I didn’t think anything would happen again and was comfortable with going to the show.
“This time a friend was with me. Oh boy was I wrong.
“At that the (sic) show he always got me really drunk and he knew what he was doing.
“He kept handing me drinks telling me to “down all of it”.
“We then hung all hung out in the bus and he kept asking me to hook up and I told him no several times because he was in a relationship.
“When that didn’t work he whispered in my ear that he knows about my secret.
“I asked him what he meant and he said, “I know you lied to me about your age and I don’t even care but now you have to make it up to me”!!! (I told everyone at that show my real age keep that in mind) This man tried to guilt trip me into sleeping with him. I still kept saying no.
“At one point he even tried to drag me into his bunk and I had to hold onto smth (sic) so that wouldn’t happen.
“I’m sure he was just making a joke but it still really upset me and freaked me out.
“When you’re that young and look up to someone you just don’t want to get mad at you and are easily manipulated into things you don’t even wanna do.
“I didn’t realize how wrong all of that was until recently.
“I still feel guilty about lying to him about my age and I know that was not okay in any way but neither is what he had done.
“And I know I wasn’t the only person he did this to.
“He’s aware of what he’s doing and is using his power to manipulate younger girls. Please don’t fall for the same mistakes I did.
“I personally don’t even mind that I was so young, this isn’t my main point.
“My main point is that he is manipulating and guilt tripping in order to get what he wants.
“I also just wanna add if there’s anyone else who has a similar story you can talk to me!
“Or if you’re comfortable enough you can add to this. I wanna try and help all of you!
“Girls have been coming forward telling me the same thing happened to them.
“This isn’t a coincidence. He knows what he’s doing.”
The age of consent in Austria is 14, though there are some exceptions in Europe when coercion is used on a person under 18.
Fronzak posted a response video on the same day saying there is always two sides to every story.
“First things first, I am not a paedophile. I have zero desire to hook up with anyone under age and I’m strongly against that,” he said.
“At the end of 2018, my band was on tour in Europe and when we were in Austria, I met up with a girl named **** ******.
“I didn’t seek this girl out. She was simply in my green room already drinking.
“We had some drinks together. We had a really good time, and as things started to heat up, I asked her her age in which she proceeded to tell me she was above age.
“I checked her ID, in which she had a fake ID that said she was above age. We hooked up. That was that.
“Flash forward a year later – it’s the end of 2019 – we’re back on tour in Europe.
“She comes out again with her friend. They always come out together. It’s fun.
“We vibe, we drink. Once again, they’re backstage already drinking.
“You guys know me. I’m in Attila, I’m very hospitable. Any guys, girls, guests; I’m always giving them drinks.
“I’m not forcing people to get drunk, I just want everyone to be happy and comfortable. That’s it.
“So we’re having a great night once again, not a big deal. No one was blackout drunk.
“And we had an early bus call that night, so we didn’t hook up.
“And the next day, **** messages me and says, ‘I really regret not hooking up with you. Me and my friend want to come out again to another date so we can do it’.
“And it’s at this point where she explains to me that she, in fact, lied about her age a year ago, which was really upsetting.
“And I’m upset about myself for knowing that and still hanging out with her.
“But we had a good time that night. Once again, nobody was blackout. We hooked up and that was that.”
He said since the tour, he and the alleged victim have FaceTimed, texted, and sent memes.
“And I think that’s part of why I’m confused right now.
“But I also have very strong reason to believe that my ex-girlfriend is playing a very large role in this. In fact, I know she is.
“She’s very upset at me because I cheated on her and I regret that I made a mistake. I cheated on you. I’m sorry.
“But I really don’t think that this is justifiable cause to come out here and try to ruin my life because you’re upset that I cheated on you, because I know you’re teaming up with **** to do this and it’s making me really upset.
“I’m very proud of what I do and everything I do is to support my family and my children, and … it’s really messing with me and I’m really upset.
“But that’s all I’m gonna say. I’m not gonna further dive into this topic right now, but I do have a lawyer, so if anyone has any additional concerns, I will happily link you to my lawyer.
“And that’s all I have to say about this situation.”
The alleged victim then replied to Fronzak’s video.
“I never said you raped me. *** said that and i just sent a screenshot to her,” she wrote.
“We all talked in the gc (sic) about how someone so drunk can’t consent.
“I never said NOTHING was consensual, literally never said that to anyone.
“Never did I say anywhere I didn’t consent. But when you’re that drunk you should be in the right mind to not go ahead and do something like that…. it might not be illegal but it sure is really morally fucked up.”