Odd Future’s Left Brain Accused Of Slapping Female Photographer

Left Brain of Odd Future

Left Brain of Odd FutureOdd Future is best known for members Tyler The Creator and Frank Ocean, but there’s several others who also make up the collective … and one of them is being accused of some physical abuse toward a photographer.

The Los Angeles-based collective was onstage at the New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience on Sunday (October 30), and got violent with photographers in the photo pit in front of the stage, reports NBC33 News.

The local media channel said member Left Brain became physical, slinging water at photogs, and even pushed and kicked cameras while shouting obscenities.

Photographer Amy Harris claims she was allegedly slapped by Left Brain, as a result of his wild behavior.

“I have worked many shows before, and I’ve had to deal with a band flinging water at the photographers, but I never expected this to happen,” Harris told NBC33. “In the pit, the male to female ratio is about 20 to [one]. There were way more men in that pit than women.”

Frontman Tyler, supported by his group members, shared his disdain for photographers while standing before the crowd, saying that the media pit set up in front of the stage was unfair for fans who had paid to see OFWGKTA perform.

In a statement to PitchforkMedia.com, Odd Future’s publicist said the allegations were simpy not true.

“There simply is no truth to the accusation floating around the internet,” said the group’s rep. “It’s no secret that Odd Future has a love/hate relationship with photographers at shows, simply because sometimes they are given access the group wishes their fans would have instead. After telling the photographers to clear out multiple times (as they’ve done before), Vyron (Leftbrain) took a swipe at a few cameras, NOT people. To manipulate the situation to insinuate an attack on a woman specifically is careless and manipulative.”

A rep for the music festival released a statement on Monday (October 31), saying they, in no way, condone of OFWGKTA.

“The Voodoo Experience does not, in any way, condone the behavior of Odd Future towards the approved media assembled in the photo pit during the band’s set yesterday (Sunday, October 30). Festival organizers would like to apologize to their media guests who experienced and/or witnessed this abusive behavior.”

Harries told NBC33 that she doesn’t plan to press charges.

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