Mickey Madden, whose tenure as a partner in Maroon 5 and other bands Adam Levine dates back to the early 1990s, announced that he was currently taking his leave of absence from the group because he “doesn’t want to confuse my bandmates”. Arrested on charges of domestic violence.
The 41-year-old resident said in a statement to the media, “I have some things to deal with and resolve right now and so I have decided to take a leave of absence from Maroon 5 for the future.” “At this point I don’t want to be confused by my bandmates. I wish them the best. “
On June 2, Madden was arrested on charges of intimate partner violence, or intentional infliction of “traumatic” assault on a spouse. Madden is not married, and the identity of the alleged victim has not been revealed. He was released on $ 50,000 bail.
A spokesman for Marun 5 told the media in a statement shortly after the arrest: “We are deeply saddened by this disappointing news. As we learn more, we take it very seriously. For now, we allow everyone involved with the space to work through things. “
Two days ago, the band was suspended due to the Carnavirus crisis, announcing a rescheduled tour date for the 2020 show that was running two months ago. The tour is set to begin one year from today, July 15, 2021.
Madden had previously been arrested in 2016 after being accused of giving a bottle of cocaine to a man in a New York bar, a charge he denied. Charges were dismissed and he was given one day of community service.
Madden and Levine are the remaining founding members of the group, who founded with two Jesse Carmichael while three friends were in junior high school in Los Angeles. Drummer Ryan Dusic joined the group in 1994 – originally called Cara Fools; They had been separated for several years, during which time Madden joined UCLA, before adding James Valentine to the guitar and re-emerging as Maroon 5.