After Bryan Sammis, drummer Brandon Fried has also been fired from The Neighborhood band.
The Neighborhood caught everyone by surprise when drummer Brandon Fried was suddenly kicked out from band. Apparently, most recently Maria Zardoya, singer of The Marias, accused the drummer of sexual harassment. Singer claims that Brandon grabbed her.
In her social media account Instagram Story, Maria Zardoya writes that, “I was at a bar last night, and I was groped under the table by Brandon Fried @brandonfried_, the drummer of the Neighbourhood….It was one of the most uncomfortable things I’ve ever experienced. I felt an invasion of my space, privacy and body.”
In a further Instagram story, the singer even advised the band to look for a new drummer. she wrote that, “@thenbhd y’all need a new drummer, this guy is a complete creep.”
In this context, The Neighborhood, realizing the seriousness of the matter, took immediate action and led drummer Brandon Fried out of the band. Also tweeting on social media wrote that, “We are grateful to Maria for coming forward. We have zero tolerance for any kind of inappropriate behavior towards women. As a result of Brandon’s actions, he will no longer be a member of The Neighbourhood.”
See below Tweet
Later drummer Brandon Fried also apologized to the singer on social media, writing in his Instagram story that, “I am so terribly sorry to Maria. My actions were inexcusable and intolerable. They are not reflective of who I am as a person, but clearly a reflection of who I become while under the influence.
He continues, “It is evident that I must address my problems with alcohol and substance abuse, which I am now seeking help for.”
“I want to apologize to women who have been victims of any behavior that has left them feeling uncomfortable or violated. I am also sorry to The Neighbourhood and our fans for letting them down”, he adds.
See below Brandon Fried Instagram story.
Apparently Brandon Fried joined The Neighborhood band in 2014.