The accusations against Rammstein's Till Lindemann do not stop. Now a clip of YouTuber Kayla Shyx is going viral. She talks about "bad things" that she and other girls claim to have experienced.
Frankfurt – The allegations against Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann weigh tons. And more and more sources are coming forward to report alleged abuse and sexualized violence in the context of Rammstein concerts.
On Monday night (June 5), influencer Kayla Shyx posted a 37-minute video online that has since climbed to number one on YouTube trends. In it, she reports on "bad things" that happened to her and other women and girls before, during and after Rammstein concerts.
The German YouTuber Kayla Shyx reports on shocking backstage experiences at Rammstein concert. (Montage) Imago/Rammstein (Montage) ©
German YouTuber reports on shocking backstage experiences at Rammstein concert
Their reports are thus in line with serious allegations against Rammstein singer Lindemann, in which even the Minister of Family Affairs has now intervened. On June 4, 2022, according to the influencer, she attended a Rammstein concert with an 18-year-old friend: "I was approached there during the break by a Russian woman named Alena Makeeva if I wanted to come to the afterparty," Shyx said in the clip. "What happened next was very scary. Right now, a lot is coming out that I was very afraid of when I was in the situation. Other girls have fared much worse than me. But I want to use my reach to report on it."
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Kayla Shyx reports that she only now dares to break her silence and tells how she narrowly escaped the "very dangerous situation" at the Rammstein concert in 2022. She had already shot a clip about her oppressive experience at the time, but "I was told by my old management to delete the story."
I will tell you what happened to me and what kind of sick, systematic sex offender mafia is behind Rammstein/Till Lindemann. This shit has to stop. Hundreds of girls are affected.
Kayla Shyx, influencer via Instagram
Another fan, Shelby Lynn, got the ball rolling when she posted on Twitter about her experience at a Rammstein concert. In it, she describes how she drank very little alcohol at an exclusive party for the show, but at a certain point she had no memories and woke up the next morning with bruises on her hip.
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Like Lynn, 21-year-old Shyx now reports that she was "recruited" to attend an "afterparty". She talks in detail about many other women she has spoken to who are said to have had similar experiences – and warns against attending Rammstein concerts and the associated "afterparties". The question of whether to go or boycott is being asked by more and more Rammstein fans anyway.
Shyx describes how she and her then 18-year-old friend were invited to the after-show party by Alena Makeeva: "She was extremely nice and familiar. I didn't think anything bad about it." Then they were led by Makeeva and several security men past the actual after-show party with the celebrity guests and led into a small room with sofas, refrigerators and alcohol. She reports: "In front of the room, the security men checked that each of us put her cell phone on a table. At that moment, I realized that I should turn around. But the security stared at me, Makeeva talked to me reassuringly like a mum. I was under a lot of pressure."
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The 21-year-old reports that about ten girls sat silently next to each other on the two sofas, while Makeeva urged her to drink alcohol. Some of them seemed dazed and anxious. In the toilet, Shyx learned from another "chosen one" that she had been in a pre-selection of women who were supposed to have sex with Lindemann. She thought: "I have to get out of here immediately before another 60-year-old Till Lindemann walks in here. I'm here right now as a potential F***. I was brought here just because he might want to me."
This realization was so shocking and she was also afraid for her friend, which is why she left the room and the party: "I realized: I am here as a sex object."
Rammstein denies abuse allegations and fires "casting director" Makeeva
The serious allegations, including that female fans were drugged and abused, are denied by the band. Under the hashtag #JusticeForTillLindemann, fans have been asked not to prejudge. A lawyer emphasized that there was a lack of "evidentiary facts". The presumption of innocence still applies.
However, the band has since parted ways with the "casting director" Alena Makeeva, who is said to have recruited young women for Till Lindemann, reports Der Spiegel. The employee will therefore no longer have access to concerts with immediate effect.