"I'm the girl who was drugged at the Rammstein concert." That's how Shelby Lynn's long Twitter feed begins. This young Irish woman claims to have been drugged and potentially sexually assaulted during a private party during the concert of the metal band Rammstein in Vilnius (Lithuania), on May 22. In a series of tweets, the fan recounted in detail the course of the evening.
I'm the girl that was spiked at Rammstein. I am going to make a big post with all the photos/videos I have. Videos of me clearly off my head. Give me an hour or so to get everything together nice and cohesive instead of just a random dump of photos/videos/info. #rammstein
— Shelby Lynn (@Shelbys69666) May 24, 2023
She was first invited to a private party with the band's team before the concert. "We were asked to put our phones on the table, they were not allowed in the room," says the young woman. Quickly, she is stopped by a member of the team. He let her know that Till Lindemann, the singer of the band, would like to meet her. "Immediately, I ask her if it's a sex story." He assures her that no, that Till Lindemann just wants to see her for a few minutes during the intermission, "under the stage". Shelby Lynn eventually agrees, but is instructed "not to tell the other girls."
Bruises on the body
She then says she felt particularly groggy, after having only a few drinks that were handed to her. She suspects drugs were poured inside. From 20:30, his memory begins to fail. "I felt like a human zombie," she recalls. In the videos and photos she shared from the evening, she is often seen stumbling, her eye glassy. "I'm very clearly under the influence of something," she says, deciphering the images.
Intermission arrives and, as expected, she is led under the stage. "I open the curtain and immediately my heart sank with a feeling of fear. This room is as tiny as a store locker room," she describes. As soon as Till Lendemain arrives, she immediately warns him: "Till, if you're there for sex, I don't do that. I don't sleep with strangers. The singer then became angry, explaining that she had been assured that she had agreed to have sex with him. He would then have suddenly left the room and Shelby Lynn joined the room to finish the concert.
The young woman barely remembers the rest of the evening. She remembers going to an "after party", where she felt particularly bad. Back at her hotel, she discovers bruises on her body. "Some brands look like fingerprints," she says. The next day, still in a daze, trembling and feverish, she reported her situation to the Lithuanian police, who gave her a drug test, but it came back negative.
Bruising including what seems to be finger marks from being grabbed maybe. I don't know when these bruises happened because I was so off my head under the influence of something. This is from the night of and morning after #shelbys69666 #rammstein pic.twitter.com/wvv4fwDB16
— Shelby Lynn (@Shelbys69666) May 25, 2023
Investigations by Lithuanian police
Lithuanian media outlet LRT confirms that police and emergency services assisted a young woman in a hotel: "She claims that someone slipped drugs into her drinks and tried to rape her." But the police say she has not filed a complaint. Investigations are reportedly underway to shed light on the incident.
The Rammstein group reacted Monday on Twitter. "With regard to the accusations circulating on the internet in connection with the Vilnius concert, we can rule out any possibility that what is alleged happened in our camp. We are not aware of any official investigation into this matter. »
With regard to the allegations circulating on the internet about Vilnius, we can rule out the possibility that what is being claimed took place in our environment.
We are not aware of any official investigations into this matter.
— Rammstein (@RSprachrohr) May 28, 2023
After denouncing the actions of the metal group's team, Shelby Lynn received many similar testimonies. Some in comments, others in private message. This case is the subject of discussion on Rammstein's Reddit page, where many women seem to recount an experience similar to the one Shelby Lynn went through. Determined not to be silenced, she says she is ready to carry the voice of all victims.