As you may have heard, the now-former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan was convicted of assaulting his ex-fiance at Leicester Magistrates' Court yesterday.
The band had pre-empted his court appearance on Tuesday by issuing a vague statement claiming that Meighan was leaving the band "to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track."
The extent of Meighan's guilt was revealed yesterday, leading many to claim that Kasabian's initial statement had been disingenuous by generating sympathy for him, despite knowing the full circumstances.
However, now they have issued a second statement following his conviction.
"As soon as we found out about the charges made against Tom, we as a band made the decision that we could no longer work with him," it read. "Unfortunately we had to hold back this information until he was found guilty in court.
"We were led to believe that Tom would hold his hands up and in his statement tell everyone what he'd done but he chose not to, misleading a lot of fans."
It continued: "Ultimately, as much as Tom has hurt us all, we're not the victim in this. Domestic violence is something that can never be excused."
Meighan's exit from the band has led many to believe that the Leicester rockers will not continue.
Read their full statement below:
Now that the legal proceedings have been concluded, we can comment on the departure of Tom Meighan from the band. Full statement below. Kasabian x pic.twitter.com/vP7Y61sxQA
— KasabianHQ (@KasabianHQ) July 7, 2020