Mickey Madden Takes “Leave of Absence” From Maroon 5 Following Intimate Partner Violence Arrest

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The bassist was arrested final month in L.A. on a felony cost

Mickey Madden
Mickey Madden, June 2015 (Francesco Castaldo/Pacific Press/LightRocket by way of Getty Images)

Bassist Mickey Madden is taking a “leave of absence” from Maroon 5 following his arrest last month on a cost of intimate accomplice violence, People studies. “I have some things that I need to deal with and address right now and so I have decided to take a leave of absence from Maroon 5 for the foreseeable future,” Madden mentioned in an announcement to People. “During this time, I do not want to be a distraction to my bandmates. I wish them the absolute best.”

Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Maroon 5.

Madden was arrested on June 28 on the felony cost underneath California’s 273.5(a) penal code, which cites anybody who inflicts an harm that leaves a partner or cohabitant “in a traumatic condition,” and was launched on the identical day after posting bail. “We are deeply devastated by this disappointing news,” a consultant for Maroon 5 mentioned in an announcement on the time. “As we learn more, we are looking at this very seriously. For now, we are allowing all of the individuals involved the space to work things through.”

If you or somebody you recognize has been affected by home violence and want to speak, we suggest this useful resource:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)