Members of the German rock band Rammstein Till Lindemann (right) and Christoph Schneider pictured at the Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 20, 2011.
Berlin – German publishing house Kiepenheuer & Witsch ended her collaboration with Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann due to reports of the singer's inappropriate behavior towards women. It also said that one publication issued by the publishing house was used in the musician's pornographic video, the DPA agency wrote. Today, the German media reported on several cases where the singer allegedly used his position to have sex with his female fans.
In recent years, the publishing house has published two collections of poems by the singer of one of the most famous German bands. “We were shaken by the accusations against Till Lindemann, which were published in the past few days,” said the head of the publishing house, Kerstin Glebaová. The publishing house also objected to the fact that one of the poetry collections published by him featured in a pornographic video where Lindemann glorified violence against women.
The German station ARD and the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung today published the testimony of several women regarding the alleged inappropriate behavior of the group's singer. The women claim they were invited to parties by people close to Lindemann on the condition that they would come attractively dressed and be willing to have sex with him. Some claim that they were given narcotics without knowing it. No one asked them their age at parties when they were offered alcohol or drugs. According to the media, the 60-year-old musician was looking for the company of very young women. According to the press, the women's claims are supported by reports from social networks.
At the end of May, Irish fan Shelby Lynn, who traveled to Vilnius for a Rammstein concert, publicly complained about Lindemann's behavior. She claims that Lindemann offered her sex after the concert and reacted very irritated to her refusal. The woman also believes that someone laced her drink with narcotics because she does not remember part of the evening, although she consumed relatively little alcohol. She added that she filed a report with the police.
In a brief statement, the band ruled out that the issues described by Lynn could happen in their environment. She added that she was not aware of any official investigation. Neither the group nor Lindemann have yet responded to today's information from the German press.