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Newswire: Guitarist Ruben Gallego leaves Beach Slang over sexual assault allegations

Today, Beach Slang announced that guitarist Ruben Gallego has left the group, with the decision coming in light of sexual assault allegations that have been brought up against him. In a statement released by the band, the remaining members explain that Beach Slang “has always been and will always be a safe place for everyone,” so even though the allegations against Gallego apparently involve an event that occurred several years ago, they thought it was best to distance themselves from him as quickly as possible.

This all comes just as Beach Slang is embarking on an extensive tour in support of its new album, A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings, with the statement explaining that the shows—especially one happening tonight—will be performed acoustically. The full Beach Slang statement is below.

For us, Beach Slang has always been and will always be a safe place for everyone. It was …

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