Panic! At The Disco Drops Guitarist Amidst Misconduct Claims
Panic! At The Disco announced Saturday it has canned guitarist Kenneth Harris following allegations of inappropriate online interactions with underage fans.
“Touring musician Kenny Harris will no longer be performing with us because of a personal matter,” read a tweet.
Harris has been playing at Panic! At The Disco shows since 2013.
The announcement came just 48 hours after 18-year-old Ashley Donahue of Michigan took to Twitter to allege that in Snapchat conversations in 2016, Harris encouraged her to send intimate photos.
“I ended up agreeing but always put it off whenever he'd ask,” Donahue shared. “I wasn't gonna actually send him anything. there was no way.
“I would always make up excuses for why I couldn't send anything and they were not believable whatsoever. but they shouldn't have had to be.”
She said Harris stopped chatting with her “after he realized he wasn’t gonna get what he wanted.”
After sharing her story, Donahue started receiving DMs from others with claims that Harris asked for selfies from them when they were as young as 13 and 14.
Harris has not yet responded to the allegations and has not been accused of a crime.
Panic! At The Disco – which is really just Brendon Urie – is scheduled to start the second leg of the Pray For The Wicked Tour early next year, including a Jan. 12 show at Place Bell in Laval, QC.
I'd just like to say, it was an absolute honor to use my account as a platform for people to come forward with their stories. I'm so glad i could finally give the victims a voice. so proud of every single one of you. goodnight.— ashley (@donasnooze) September 23, 2018