Los Angeles-based artist Meagan Boyd has detailed an alleged sexual assault caused by Sigur Rós drummer Orri Páll Dýrason.
Dýrason has been accused of sexually assaulting the woman in Los Angeles in 2013. He joined the band in 1999, shortly after the recording of their album Ágætis byrjun, when the previous drummer, Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson, left the band.
Earlier today Far Out reported the news that Dýrason has left the band following the seriousness of this allegation.
Now, Meagan Boyd has explained the raw details of the alleged attack in a post on Instagram, she wrote: “I was drunk, and I had met him at a club (I had a brief period in which I was a dancer at a club called ‘the body shop’), I also engaged in a kiss with him before falling asleep in the same bed, after that I completely knocked out. I woke up with the feeling of being penetrated without my consent during a deep slumber…. It happened twice that night, and I wondered [to] myself why I didn’t leave after the first time—but I was drunk, dead tired, in shock, and this was right before I ever heard of anything like Uber/Lyft…. But none of that should matter because no one deserves to be raped/touched/licked/fucked without CONSENT.”
In another post that was issued earlier this week before being swiftly deleted, Boyd published an alleged email conversation between herself and Dýrason. In the email, she and Dýrason argue about the specifics of the event.
Dýrason allegedly said: “I cannot understand why you would want to publicly accuse me of something I did not do,” before adding: “I am so sorry you are going through all this. But my experience from that night is completely different from yours.”
“We had a nice night drawing and drinking at my flat; and then we went to bed. The next day you even wanted to stay and asked me if you could, but I had to go to the studio and you got upset about that. We had a good time together. I like your art and I think you are a talented artist and I enjoyed being with you.”
Boyd responded to his email, saying: “I was not mad you had to leave at all! I was mad that I woke up to a fucking dick inside me without consent! You acted like you didn’t know why I was upset. I screamed at you telling you, ‘You don’t fuck people who are asleep!’ You asked me to stay and for my number and even invited me to go to the studio. I cried for the whole way home and after. I had trauma for months and for years have not been able to forget how awful you made me feel and how used and taken advantage of.”
“You are gaslighting me. Just fucking admit what you did,” Boyd added.