Fifth Harmony Defend ‘Aggressive Security Guard’ Who Was Accused Of Inappropriately Touching A Fan
With the recent shootings, people all around the world have been on high alert. You can never be too careful, especially if you’re a celebrity who has crazy/obsessive fans. Fifth Harmony certainly has their own special collection of hardcore fans.
The five-piece girl group has come a long way since their days on The X Factor. Their debut studio album was released in early 2015 and it received a gold certification from the RIAA, thanks to their hit singles Sledgehammer, Boss and Worth it.
And now their second studio album is killin’ it on the charts as well. The lead single Work From Home became the group’s highest charting single in the United States. The group is currently taking advantage of the success by going on a world tour to promote their new album. The 7/27 Tour started in June and won’t end until November in Germany.
Sadly, the tour has already been hit with some controversy. One of the security guards hired by the girls was accused of “inappropriately touching” a fan at a hotel in Rio. After news got out, there were several other fans who claimed they were also manhandled by the bodyguards.
But on Monday, Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane and Normani Kordei released a statement defending their security team and calling out their fans. They were apparently there when the alleged attack went down, and they say the security guard was just doing his job. He was hired to protect the group, and that’s exactly what he did.
“We’ve seen all over Twitter outrage over one of our security guards attacking and trying to inappropriately touch one of our fans and we wanted to put out a statement calling out this lie. The girl tried to come to Lauren and Dinah’s doors and the security we hired were with us speaking to us and making sure we were safe. We saw this girl lie to them about where she was staying and where her actual room was, tell them to ‘shut the f–k up and stop talking’ and then proceed to try and lunge towards Lauren’s room so she could get a note to her.
The security guards who ushered her away and made sure she didn’t follow through were doing their jobs of protecting us. She combated and fought to break free of their directing her and in the process was shouting that they were touching her and trying to take her clothes off. Especially in light of recent events like the shooting, we can’t ever be too safe with our personal space and protection.”
You can read the full statement by clicking this link.