The Used ​issue statement after being granted restraining order against former guitarist Justin Shekoski

The Used ​have issued a statement following reports the band has filed a restraining order against ex-guitarist ​Justin Shekoski​.

Shekoski, who split from the band citing “artistic differences” a few months ago, is now required to stay 100 yards away from all members of the group and any location they work, including any venues at which the band is performing after threatening to kill himself at one of the band’s shows.

According to new documents obtained by TMZ, Shekoski has said via text message that retaliation “is the only way to get justice” and that “those fucks ruined my life and stole all of my creative work.”
On top of that, Shekoski reportedly threatened to “fucking hang [him]self in the middle of a show.”

Now, the band have released the following statement, it read: “Due to personal and artistic differences, Justin is no longer the guitar player for The Used.

“As a band we strive for an honest transparent connection with our fans. Despite the sensationalism and immoral reporting of media publications that we have had nothing to do with, we as a band had to take the proper legal precautions.

“The safety of our fans, crew and fellow band members is our biggest priority. Even and especially in the toughest times, the threat of suicide should never be taken lightly. We ask that you respect the privacy of everyone involved during this process. If you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.”

Due to personal and artistic differences, Justin is no longer the guitar player for The Used. As a band we strive for an…

Posted by The Used on Monday, May 7, 2018

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