As the incident with DVBBS and the unconscious girls found in their dressing room continues to unfold, new eye witness testimony has surfaced and it doesn’t bode well for the DJ duo.
New testimony provided to Bors by one of the women present behind the stage confirms that the women were invited into the artists’ green room, and that their initial intentions were to snap some photographs with the DJs and get their autographs. This is when the ladies fun night out took a turn for the worse.
“But then we drank something, and that image was shattered.”
She continued, “They used, fooled, and ambushed us and we cannot find the words to explain what happened.” According to Magnetic Magazine, “the Somogy county police department has [concluded] after a medical examination of the girls involved in the case […] that rape had [not] occurred.”
Further testimony from the women involved claim that DVBBS’ manager blocked re-entry to the green room after some of the women invited back left. One girl struggled to reach her friend who was still in the green room, but was separated from her and was not allowed to go back in and bring her friend out. Another girl allegedly came out “crying, afraid, and not knowing where she was,” and then ran to the bathroom where she continued to cry.
Police are continuing their investigation as more evidence and testimonials continue to spill in.
Update: The Balaton Sound festival organizers have finally released an official statement on their Facebook page:
As you have certainly heard of, on 9 July, Saturday, at Balaton Sound, in the backstage of the venue’s mainstage a number of people invited by DVBBS became sick under undignified circumstances which are still to be cleared. They needed medical attention and some of them were hospitalized. They were found by our staff after DVBBS had left the venue. (It is important to note that the backstage is a closed area and may only be accessed by the organizers, the performers, and their guests.)
Both as organizers and human beings we find it inacceptable that such a situation could have occurred. As a consequence, we cancelled DVBBS’s upcoming show at Sziget Festival.
The site where the events had taken place was examined by the police and some of the people present gave testimonies as witnesses. According to today’s police inquiry, an investigation is in progress against unknown person for the suspicion of sexual violence.
During the last couple of days there were a great quantity of news, opinion, and speculation in the press and social media in connection with the case, while on the other hand, the clarification of the facts is still in progress. All this confirms our belief that DVBBS’s performance at Sziget Festival in August cannot be undertaken. Needless to say, the cancellation is not to be (and cannot be) interpreted as a judgement in the question of the performers’ legal responsibility for the incident, because the legal clarification of the events exclusively belongs to the competency of the police.
With regard to the official proceedings we shall not make further comments on the events publicly, however we felt it important to share the above information with you and the general public.
Our thoughts are with the girls, we wish them quick recovery!
With love, the organizers of Balaton Sound”