A few months ago the internet exploded with the alarming news of Krewella‘s third member Kristopher ‘Rain man’ Trindl allegedly being kicked out of the crew due to depressive symptoms and rehab stints. However later he claimed that he was forced to leave the group and immediately he filed a $5mil lawsuit against the duo. But what was the truth?
For those of you who are a little confused as to what I am saying, let me give you a quick introduction about Krewella. Krewella is an EDM duo consisting of sisters Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf. Originally a trio, their third member and producer Kristopher “Rain Man” Trindl. They gained immediate fame from their hit single “Alive” from their album “Get wet”. They continued to build their fanbase through various singles like “Live for the Night” and “Enjoy the Ride”
They are currently working on their second album (the title isn’t disclosed yet)
On Tuesday (September 30th, news broke about a lawsuit filed by former Krewella producer/DJ Kris trindl against his ex-bandmates, sisters Jahan and Jasmine Yousaf. Trindl seeks at least $5 million in damages for allegedly being kicked out of the EDM group unfairly. On Wednesday (Oct. 1), the Yousafs responded to the allegations. This what their respective tumblr said.
Jahan yousaf :
“We woke up this morning to the lawsuit Kris filed against us. As you all know, there are two sides to every story. We ask our fans to please be patient and not come to any conclusions until we are able to respond to the lawsuit with the truth. Our team has advised that we don’t get into any specifics until we can properly respond to the false claims made—most importantly being that we did not kick Kris out of Krewella, he resigned. We’re having a really difficult time today. As we write this letter to you, we are in the studio working on the second album. Please hang in there with us, the truth will eventually come out. Thank you for being so supportive, we love you guys.”
Yasmine Yousaf :
“Today was 1 of the most emotional days of my life. I know I don’t even have to explain why, as the whole internet-sphere knows by now, but reading so many false claims about my sister and me coming straight from Kris cut me deeper than anything I’ve experienced in my life. I can’t say much as this is a legal issue (and I hope that none of you will ever experience a lawsuit and know what it feels like not to be able to defend yourself to avoid MORE false claims) but truthfully all I really want to say right now is thank you. Even though only one side of a story was put on blast, every single person who texted, called, DMed, and emailed me today had nothing but support in their words…I straight up feel like Harry Potter who is impervious to Voldemort’s ill will with the strength and care of my family, boyfriend, friends, and KREW. You guys never cease to amaze me with your genuine concern and care that you have for my sister and me.”
In Trindl’s defense he says that
He missed a flight to Mexico City this past March to perform at the Ultra Miami. Thereafter, Trindl says he was ushered into a living room at Udell’s home for a meeting led by an “interventionist,” where others told him to go into rehab.
“But it was not rehab for drinking, because Kris was staying sober,” says the lawsuit. “They demanded he go into rehab for ‘depression.'”
Trindl didn’t think that was necessary, but a day later, he says Yasmine and Udell told him it was time to take a break from the group and get healthy. The DJ/producer says he acquiesced, through still created new music for the group. It didn’t matter, he adds. According to the complaint, “It was not Kris’ health or sobriety the others were thinking about, it was all about keeping him off the road so Jahan and Yasmine could establish themselves to live audiences as a duo without Kris, so they could eventually erase him completely from Krewella and reap greater financial rewards.”
I personally think it would be unfair to choose sides right now. As we can clearly suspect that all the three members and the entire krew is going through a terrible time. Financial gains or not they will definitely experience loss due to the absence of Rain man. We hope that the trio emerges out of this crisis even stronger and continue to blow our minds with their sick songs.
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