Some troubling incidents recently went down in a mosh pit at a music festival in Australia. Moshing is normally a fun way to rage out with others during a show, but that apparently wasn’t the case for some at Falls Festival in Marion Bay.
Police in Tasmania launched an investigation after a 19-year-old woman claimed she was sexually assaulted by an unknown man in a mosh pit during a Jungle Giants set. She was helped out of the mosh pit by others before going to the police.
A second woman also complained of being sexually assaulted at the festival.
Police released an official statement following these claims:
“Police and event organisers condemn the behaviour and are urging those joining the mosh pit to stay with friends and if you become isolated or feel unsafe at any time to seek assistance from the nearest police officer or event security. Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and in particular would like to speak with two female patrons who assisted the victim exit the mosh pit on Friday night.”
The police reiterated that same message in saying: “The key message is that although there’s close contact in the mosh pit, any form of touching without the other person’s consent is not OK.”
Stickers with the message “enjoy the festival, don’t assault anyone” were reportedly posted around the venue.
Source: The Guardian