The UK emo/pop-punk group Moose Blood, who were due to support the alt-rockers of Good Charlotte on tour next year, have decided to take a hiatus amid certain allegations.

Last year, the group parted ways with its drummer Glenn Harvey due to accusations of “innapropriate behaviour.” They said that they “in no way support any disrespectful or inappropriate behaviour towards anyone, male or female.”

Then, Twitter user Zoe Maria spoke out, claiming that vocalist Eddy Brewerton took the nude photos on her phone and sent them to the other band members through their WhatsApp group.

“Just a friendly reminder for those of you not in the know: Moose Blood vocalist stole nudes off my phone and sent them to band’s Whatsapp group,” she wrote. “No I will not shut up about it because it still hasn’t been addressed. I’ll bring it up at every opportunity.”

The band responded in a statement that they were aware of the accusations against them and would be taking legal action to “resolve this issue.”

“We are aware of an allegation made against us concerning alleged theft of photographs and invasion of privacy,” Moose Blood said in a statement. “This allegation is entirely false and we strongly refute it. Until now we have resisted giving it any credence by commenting. However, the many repeats on social media have left us no option but to make our position clear.”

Moose Blood was due to support Good Charlotte on the UK and Europe leg of their headlining Generation Rx Tour next February. However, amid the recent allegations toward the band, fans asked Good Charlotte to reconsider having them  on tour.

Then, later that day, the announcement became official.

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Afterwards, Moose Blood took to Facebook to explain their hiatus.

“We have been condemned in the absence of fact off the back of serious false allegations, and a situation concerning our former drummer,” the band said. “We are genuine, decent human beings who work hard at something we love. We take slight comfort in knowing that the people who do actually know us, knows this to be true. Rumours have escalated beyond belief and it makes us sick to our stomachs that we have been very wrongly labelled with these horrendous, incorrect terms.

“If certain people actually did their research and knew one ounce of truth about the situation then we would not be in this position. You can’t wrongly label innocent people. Your words have very real effects and consequences. You are part of the problem and the reason why social media can be such a toxic place.”

They said that the past year has left them feeling like they need to “step away” and “concentrate on all the good we have in our lives.”

After the “traumatic past year,” the band did not say when they will return to the music scene.

As of right now, Good Charlotte has not announced a new supporting band on tour that will coincide with Boston Manor. The North American leg of the tour, with supporting acts Sleeping with Sirens, Knuckle Puck, and The Dose, kicks-off this October in Mexico City.