Music

Wil Wagner Has Responded To Allegations Of Emotional Abuse

The Smith Street band frontman released a statement via Instagram.

Wil Wagner photo

— Content Warning: This article discusses harassment and abuse. — 


Smith Street Band frontman Wil Wagner has released a statement responding to a series of leaked emails and messages that depict him allegedly harassing and emotionally abusing former partners.

Dozens of screenshots were leaked online through an Instagram account late last week, and have been widely shared across social media. They allegedly show messages sent by Wagner to two of his former partners. Music Junkee has seen the messages; for legal reasons we are not able to publish them.

Wagner addressed the messages in an Instagram post shared to the band’s account late yesterday. While he admits that the contents some of the messages were “incredibly hurtful” and “angry and mean”, he claims they have been “selectively taken out of context.”

You can read the full post below.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by The Smith Street Band (@thesmithstreetband) on

Georgia Maq Comes Forward As Wagner Accuser

Camp Cope vocalist Georgia Maq has posted a statement to Instagram outing herself as one of the people who were allegedly sent abusive messages by Wagner.

“My name is Georgia McDonald, and I’m sure by now a lot of you have figured out that it was my inbox that those emails ended up in,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am the receiver.

The Instagram post has now been removed.


Editor’s note: This article has been updated and amended.