Ken Stringfellow of The Posies has been accused by three women of sexual misconduct, according to University Of Washington public radio station KUOW who report that the band have now broken up. One of the women says Stringfellow forcibly had sex with her in a men's bathroom of a hotel; another, who says she was sleeping in a room in the same hotel when the incident allegedly occured, says she had been in an abusive relationship with Stringfellow; and the third accuser says Stringfellow bit her on the arm, leaving bruises, and that she'd once awoken to him having sex with her.
Stringfellow has "categorically" denied the allegations, saying in a statement, “I would never want to harm anyone with whom I have a relationship – sexual or otherwise. Consent has been the foundation of every sexual relationship I’ve had, and violence has never been a part of any of those relationships. It simply is not who I am as a person who respects women.”