A lawsuit against Boyd Tinsley, the violinist who is currently distancing himself somewhat from Dave Matthew's band, was filed by a fellow musician in Washington state court. James Frost-Winn claims that Tinsley repeatedly sent him sexually explicit lyrics while masturbating next to Frost-Winn while he slept.
Frost-Winn – a trumpeter who was in Crystal Garden, a band compiled and produced by Tinsley – seeks 9 million in damages. He first issued a demand letter to settle his claims against Tinsley on February 2, the same day Tinsley announced a break from the Dave Matthews band.
"I know that I'm not the first person, but I hope to be the last," said Frost Winn Consequence of Sound, who broke the story. "The only reason I go public is that I believe they are very serious issues, and we want justice, and I want to make sure that does not happen to anyone else."
Tinsley announced in February that he "must take a break from the band and focus on my family and my health" I am a bit exhausted and need 2 more time with my family and 2 bring more balance into my life. "
Frost-Winn learned Tinsley in 2007, when the then-18-year-old trumpeter was homeless Busker in San Francisco. They became friends and would hang out when Tinsley walked through the city, and it escalated to the point where Tinsley had him fly to concerts. Then Tinsley asked him to get involved in Crystal Garden. This necessitated a move to Seattle with Tinsley taking over all costs
During a nightly recording session at Tinsley's studio, Frost-Winn went to sleep on a couch for a nap. As he slept, he claimed that Tinsley "touched his legs, rubbed his back and put his feet on his buttocks." When he woke up, Frost-Winn claimed, "He masturbated next to me while I slept, and he had his hand on my ass. He had his climax." Frost-Winn ran for safety reasons and Tinsley made a "pill mistake."
The trumpeter also shared alleged screenshots of text exchanges with Tinsley, where he told him how attractive he was and asked him to send him pictures, Frost -Winn, who said he was not the only member of Crystal Garden who was on the receiving end of the progress, left the band in August 2016.
"In retrospect, he absolutely nursed me," said Frost-Winn. "I looked at him like a brother, my family, especially after my mother died – he was one of the positive role models in my life, I invested a lot in a relationship that was ultimately very bad for me, I got him first Times as homeless and 18 and new experienced very betrayed at the end of this. "
Tinsley, who has a wife and children and never came out as ga y or bisexual, did not respond to Consequence of Sound's requests for a comment, but the Band gave the following statement by a representative: "Boyd has been a family member since the beginning of the band and we want him to focus and improve on his health, we support his decision to do so, and we send positive thoughts in his own way . "
Earlier this week, Matthews Tinsley's departure did not comment on the reason. "I can not say I can not wait until he comes back because I do not know what's going to happen," he said. "But right now it's better for him to leave, no one is happy about this situation except that we're glad he can find some stuff."