Five Finger Death Punch’s manager says that the woman accusing the band’s lead singer, Ivan Moody, of attacking her is “not a credible source of information” and insists that “nobody in Five Finger Death Punch condones domestic violence or abuse of any kind.”
A new statement from Five Finger Death Punch manager Allen Kovac issued on Friday, August 14, reads as follows:
“Holly Smith has made claims of domestic violence that were dismissed on July 14th, 2015. She has also claimed that she was married to Ivan Moody, which Ivan denies. A search of county clerk records in the location she claims to have gotten married showed no marriage certificate. Ms. Smith has also made statements alleging that Moody is the father of her child which has also been shown to be untrue.
“We look forward to proving that there are no grounds for divorce in this case and that Ms Smith is not a credible source of information. Nobody in Five Finger Death Punch condones domestic violence or abuse of any kind. The media attention is rife with false allegations and we hope that the media will start to follow the facts so that Ivan can move on.
“Given the shameless attempt to become a media star with these false allegations, I think Five Finger Death Punch can take this 15 minutes of fame and use the situation to promote their sixth album (‘Got Your Six’, due out September 4) and the 2015 European tour with Papa Roach, Devil You Know and Eskimo Callboy (starting on November 2nd till 28th) as well.
Smith has requested financial support in her “divorce” filing, saying that Moody earns around $66,000 a month with Five Finger Death Punch.
Moody himself had not issued any comment on the matter, and a source close to the band told The Pulse Of Radio that he was unlikely to for the moment.
Originally from the Denver area, Moody moved back to Colorado after spending time in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
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