On Wednesday, Jesse Hughes insinuated that the security detail at the Bataclan venue in Paris were in on the terrorist attacks that took 89 lives at the Eagles of Death Metal concert on November 13th, 2015.
“When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage. He didn’t even look at me. I immediately went to the promoter and said, ‘Who’s that guy? I want to put another dude on,’ and he goes, ‘well some of the other guards aren’t here yet,’ and eventually I found out that six or so wouldn’t show up at all,” Hughes said in a Fox Business Network interview, later saying, “It seems rather obvious they had a reason not to show up.”
Now, the owners of the Bataclan have responded with a statement.
“Jesse Hughes spread some very grave and defamatory accusations against the Bataclan teams,” the venue states. “A judicial investigation is undergoing. We wish to let justice proceed serenely. All the testimonies gathered to this day demonstrate the professionalism and courage of the security agents who were on the ground on November 13. Hundreds of people were saved thanks to [these agents’] intervention.”