A DAY TO REMEMBER bassist and co-founder, Joshua Woodard, has left the band after nearly two decades.
Woodard was accused of sexual misconduct in 2020, which the bassist promptly denied. However, with the announcement A DAY TO REMEMBER supporting BRING ME THE HORIZON on the their forthcoming headlining tour, those accusations seem to have resurfaced.
As such, Woodard has announced his departure from A DAY TO REMEMBER via the following statement: “In the summer of 2020, I released a statement addressing false allegations that were made against me online. At the time, with the pandemic and my daughter on the way, I personally decided to pause legal proceedings against the accuser once the post was removed.
“These accusations have unfortunately resurfaced within the last few days, and I must act accordingly. It is not fair to my bandmates and brothers to be attached to or targeted because of any of this, so I have made the decision to step down from my position in the band as of today. I will be leaving tour to be with my family and continue to defend my innocence in these matters.
“I know who I am and who I am not. I admit, wholeheartedly, that I am not a perfect person and I have made mistakes in life. I strife every day I am given to be a better person, husband, father, bandmate, and friend.
“I appreciate those who have supported me and defended my name against the lies being spread, and I am sorry to those who have been negatively affected by them. This decision is the furthest thing from what I want, but it is unfortunately what is best. Being a member of ADTR has been the greatest honor and I am so thankful for the past 18 years.”