Seven months after trumpeter James Frost-Winn claimed that Boyd Tinsley sexually harassed him, the previous Dave Matthews Band violinist says he's on the brink of hit the stage once more.
After a six-month absence from social media, Tinsley started easing again into the highlight final week with a sequence of tweets and Instagram posts, wherein he stated he's prepping a comeback. "I'm again," he wrote on Nov. 13 in his first tweet since May 11, per week earlier than Crystal Garden trumpeter Frost-Winn claimed in a lawsuit that the married father of two sexually flirted with him and made sexual feedback, bodily touched and sexted with him, claiming that Frost-Winn "owed him" for bringing Frost-Winn into his DMB facet mission.
"One other thing earlier than I'm going," Tinsley added later within the day, "I will probably be again on stage once more before later. I'll let when. Spread the phrase. I'll have some recordings to share as effectively."
Frost-Winn sought authorized counsel earlier this 12 months and reportedly tried to settle his claims in opposition to Tinsley out of court docket, initially issuing a requirement letter on Feb. 2. That identical day, Tinsley introduced that he can be taking a break from Dave Matthews Band. After Tinsley's reps reportedly claimed that he was only a "session musician" and never considered one of Tinsley's staff, Frost-Winn sued the violinist in May for "lack of enjoyment of life, ache and struggling, psychological anguish, emotional misery, and humiliation in an quantity to be confirmed at trial."
At the time the lawsuit was filed, band chief Matthews advised Vulture, "I've a deep love for Boyd, and he has to take care of his stuff. In some ways I'm positive it might've been rather a lot simpler for him to simply say, 'I'm good. Let's go play.' But you may't simply throw your self away, your wellness away, since you play violin in a band. It doesn't make any sense to do this...I can't say, 'I can't wait until he comes again,' as a result of I don't know what's going to occur. But proper now being away is best for him. Nobody is glad about this case. Except that we're glad he can determine some stuff out. I hope he does. But I'm going to overlook having that whirling-dervish Adonis-Muppet over there on my proper. I do know the viewers is, too. But we will't serve that need." A supply near DMB tells Billboard that Tinsley isn't returning to the group.
Tinsley has continued tweeting this week (from an account that encompasses a watermarked photograph of Matthews and a reference to the band's identify: @bt_dmb, in addition to a bio that reads "Violinist for DMB"), largely shout-outs to his 89,000 followers with messages comparable to, "I hope you've had a superb weekend. Sending out further love and peace to those that are going by way of robust occasions." Another tweet from final week hyperlinks to a video of Crystal Garden, which Tinsley notes options the "remaining three members" of the band, however which doesn't characteristic trumpet participant Frost-Winn, who can be not listed as a member on the band's official web site.
On Saturday (Nov. 17), Tinsley posted an Instagram snap from the studio wherein he's enjoying violin, writing, "Here's me in preparation for a brand new musical mission to debut any time now." Tinsley didn't specify what the mission is.
A spokesperson for Tinsley couldn't be reached for remark at press time.