Clifford denied accusations of assaulting a fan after performing at a show, writing: “I am heartbroken to read these things that are being said – they are just BEYOND untrue.”
He said: “I was never allowed in the crowd, I only ever watched at front of house – and I would’ve never EVER done that. I’m so f***ing upset.”
Now, the accuser has shared a message on Twitter saying that Clifford was not involved in the incident.
Earlier this week Clifford promised his fans he is “a different person now” after someone re-posted homophobic and sexist remarks he made on social media years ago.
“I am so f***ing sorry for all the dumb s*** I did when I was younger,” the 24-year-old wrote on Twitter.
“I am a different person now with a much better understanding of the world. Some people have access to a digital megaphone a bit earlier than they should, unfortunately, I was one of them.”
Clifford added: “I am so sorry for hurting anyone. It was never my intention. I was so naive and I am embarrassed and beyond sorry. I will continue to be better and I will continue to change. I never want to hurt anyone again.”
Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer formed in 2011.
If you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted, you can contact your nearest Rape Crisis organisation for specialist, independent and confidential support: www.rapecrisis.org.uk.
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