According to The Daily Beast's sources, the investigation includes complaints “from several women.” One of the accusers, who is choosing to stay anonymous for the time being, told The Beast that Palmieri had approached her through social media when she was 15 and "initiated a sexual relationship" at age 16. “I want this guy’s insane horrible mistreatment of underage girls to be out in the open for everyone to know and to protect themselves,” she said.
TPS confirmed that an investigation into Palmieri was ongoing, but did not comment further. “[B]ecause of the nature of the investigation, and for the privacy of the alleged victims, there isn’t anything else that we can say pertaining to it,” Police Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook told The Daily Beast.
Palmieri was accused in October by his former bandmate Alice Glass of sexual abuse and misconduct spanning across decades. He has denied Glass's allegations. “Her story is pure fiction and I am consulting my lawyers as to my legal options," he said in a statement. "Fortunately, there are many witnesses who can and will confirm that I was never abusive to Alice.”
A representative for Claudio Palmieri was not immediately available for comment.