Five Finger Death Punch Manager Comments on "False Allegations" Against Frontman Ivan Moody
Earlier this week, we learned a woman alleging to be the wife of Ivan Moody, Holly Smith, was filing for divorce from the Five Finger Death Punch frontman, with claims of domestic abuse, including being thrown into a jiu jitsu choke. Later in the day, Five Finger guitarist Zoltan Bathory released a statement denying that Moody is even married and that he does not know jiu-jitsu. Since then, more documents were uncovered by TMZ alleging Moody's sister filed a restraining order against him.
Moody has kept silent on the issue, but earlier today the band's manager Allen Kovac issued a statement on behalf of Moody refuting the domestic violence and divorce claims stating:
Holly Smith has made claims of domestic violence that were dismissed on July 14th, 2015. She has also claimed that she was married to Ivan Moody, which Ivan denies. A search of county clerk records in the location she claims to have gotten married showed no marriage certificate. Ms. Smith has also made statements alleging that Moody is the father of her child which has also been shown to be untrue.
We look forward to proving that there are no grounds for divorce in this case and that Ms Smith is not a credible source of information. Nobody in FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH condones domestic violence or abuse of any kind. The media attention is rife with false allegations and we hope that the media will start to follow the facts so that Ivan can move on.
Given the shameless attempt to become a media star with these false allegations, I think FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH can take this 15 minutes of fame and use the situation to promote their 6th album (GOT YOUR SIX, due out 9/4) and US tour (with Papa Roach, also starting on 9/4) as well. Early projections show the album looks to debut at #1 – we want to thank Ms Smith and TMZ for all their help!
The band's management has yet to comment on the restraining order filed by Moody's sister.