Rammstein excludes Alena Makeeva

The band Rammstein reacts to the serious allegations of illegal practices at concerts. / Rammstein excludes Alena Makeeva

A law firm was called in, and a woman who had previously worked primarily for Till Lindemann was banned from the band’s environment.

Since the weekend there has been intensive discussion about possible criminal proceedings in the context of concerts by the music band Rammstein. Federal Family Minister Lisa Paus (Greens) called on Tuesday for better protection for visitors to the Rammstein events. The city of Munich is also committed to ensuring that there are no after-show parties at the four performances in Munich from Wednesday.

WELT now found out what is happening behind the scenes: The band assistant Alena Makeeva was banned from access to Rammstein concerts by the management with immediate effect; the Russian is currently in Munich, but is due to start her journey home to Russia shortly. WELT AM SONNTAG revealed over the weekend how Makeeva recruits young women at Rammstein events and introduces them to frontman Till Lindemann.

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It is said to have involved the use of illegal substances and non-consensual sexual practices. Makeeva called herself “casting director” and had been with the band since 2019. People close to Rammstein point out that Makeeva never received any money from the band.

In addition, WELT learned that the band has been working with a Berlin PR agency that specializes in crisis communication since last Friday. When it comes to press work, Rammstein is completely inexperienced; the band didn’t even have their own spokesman until now.

In consultation with the now engaged PR agency, according to WELT information on Monday, a well-known law firm was commissioned to investigate the allegations. However, the period of the investigation seems bizarre: the first results should be available by Friday. The result of an internal e-mail survey, which the band management conducted among employees shortly after the first allegations made by concert-goer Shelby Lynn, will also flow into the work.

Meanwhile, other victims reported allegations against Rammstein to the reporter team from WELT and WELT AM SONNTAG; the verification of the descriptions is still ongoing on Tuesday afternoon.

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