Report: Two crew members on The Weeknd’s tour have been accused of rape

The individuals are reportedly “temporary employees” on the Legends of the Fall tour.

Report: Two crew members on The Weeknd’s tour have been accused of rape The Weeknd performs at the 2015 American Music Awards. November 22, 2015.   Photo by Kevin Winter for Getty Images

Two crew members on The Weeknd's Legends of the Fall tour have been accused of raping a woman backstage after a show on September 19 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. TMZ is reporting.

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TMZ's sources claim that The Weeknd had already left the venue before the incident, and that his "inner circle" was not involved. The accused are reported to be "temporary employees" on the tour, and may have recorded the attack. A complaint was filed on September 20 with police, who are currently investigating.

Live Nation and XO shared a joint statement to TMZ:

"Upon learning of the accusations that two members of our tour staff are facing, we immediately terminated their employment. We are working with the authorities to ensure they have access to any information or assistance they may need."

A rep for The Weeknd declined to offer additional comment to The FADER.

Report: Two crew members on The Weeknd’s tour have been accused of rape