After being accused of groping, rock band, The Neighbourhood fired their drummer, Brandon Fried, said reports.

The 32-year-old drummer was accused of inappropriate behavior by Maria Zardoya, the lead singer of the indie band The Maras, who called it "one of the most uncomfortable things" to have ever happened to her.

“I was at a bar last night, and I was groped under the table by Brandon Fried, 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,” Zardoya wrote in her Instagram Story.

She then told the band they “need a new drummer, this guy is a complete creep.”

Shortly after her shocking statement, the band made an announcement on Sunday, Nov. 13, that Fried was no longer a member of The Neighbourhood.

“We are grateful to Maria for coming forward. We have zero tolerance for any kind of inappropriate behavior towards women,” the “Sweater Weather” hitmakers wrote.

“As a result of Brandon’s actions, he will no longer be a member of The Neighbourhood.”

Fried took accountability for his actions, apologizing to the singer in a statement on Instagram.

“I am so terribly sorry to Maria. My actions were inexcusable and intolerable,” the 32-year-old wrote. “They are not reflective of who I am as a person, but clearly a reflection of who I become while under the influence.”

Fried said, “I want to apologize to women who have been victims of any behavior that has left them feeling uncomfortable or violated,” he continued. “I am so sorry to The Neighbourhood and our fans for letting them down.”

Guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margot, and singer Jesse Rutherford make up the 2011-founded California rock band.

In 2014, Fried joined the group.

The band has released four studio albums, the most recent of which, "Chip Chrome & the Mono-Tones," was released in 2020. Frontman Rutherford, 31, recently confirmed his romance with singer Billie Eilish, 20, after the pair made a red carpet debut at the LACMA Art + Film Gala 2022.

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