March 11, 2016


Bataclan Calls Eagles of Death Metal's Paris Attacks Claims "Insane"

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Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes revealed a major suspicision yesterday, where he suggested that terrorists were posing as Bataclan security on the night of the Paris attacks last Fall. But now the venue is shutting down the frontman's speculations.

A Bataclan representative, who called Hughes' claims "insane," shared this statement, obtained by Variety:

“Jesse Hughes spread some very grave and defamatory accusations against the Bataclan teams. A judicial investigation is undergoing. We wish to let justice proceed serenely. All the testimonies gathered to this day demonstrate the professionalism and courage of the security agents who were on the ground on November 13. Hundreds of people were saved thanks to (these agents’) intervention.”

Hughes' claims about the security guards were made in an interview with Fox Business Network, where he said "Out of respect for the police still investigating, I won’t make a definite statement, but I’ll say that it seems like they had a reason not to show up."

The Paris massacre took place last November at Bataclan where Eagles of Death Metal were performing. They emerged unharmed, but 89 people were killed and many others were injured. Last month, the venue announced they were beginning new renovations that will be finished by the end of the year.