Last month, Katy DiSanto, wife of Vektor vocalist/guitarist David DiSanto, alleged that her husband constantly harassed and assaulted her and taped an incident where he threw her, berated her and threw a pillow at her face while she was sleeping. She also called out his history of alcoholism, and his theft of her assets in addition to sexual assault.
She has since filed a claim in local family court. Up until now, David has remained silent. Today, he issued a new statement that avoided directly addressing any of her allegations and instead spent some time discussing apparent “misinformation” being put out there and a message about being nice to each other. His full statement reads:
“There’s a lot of misinformation going on. I tried to stay quiet, but there is too much hatred spawning off of everything. I’ve gotta say something but keep things vague. I need everyone to know that sometimes relationships get tricky and people say and do bad things when things turn sour. I never wanted my life to turn into a dumb reality show/Soap Opera, but here it is. It really demeans the music this band has created. There’s a person who has destroyed this entire band and, (surprise!) it wasn’t me. I honestly feel very embarrassed that I lied for many years trying to save that person, while hurting myself, band mates, friends, and family in the process. All I ask is for all the hatred to stop. That’s all I’ve wanted from the beginning.
“Please don’t get swallowed up in drama. Think for yourself, take the best knowledge you’re presented with and make up your own mind. That’s what Vektor is all about. Personal BS doesn’t have a place in all this. Be nice to each other. Be fair and ethical. I got stuck in a difficult situation, and one 15 second instant of my personal life was blown up on the internet. I’m sure a lot of you out there have lived through something similar, maybe to less of an extreme… Not fun for both sides. I’m lucky to have such supportive friends and family. I don’t want to imagine what would’ve happened to someone who didn’t have that kind of support… Anyone who has something bad to say: Go ahead. I’m sorry for you in the future because it probably means you haven’t been through something like this before. It’s hard, and it will ruin you. I’ve received a lot of hate mail… Please, please, please do not send any hate mail to the other party involved. Don’t even respond to negative comments. Let those people say what they gotta say and let’s be cool to each other. Let’s stop this hatred and move forward. This personal crap, dirty laundry doesn’t belong online or in metal, especially when dealing with false accusations. For the fans… I’ve been talking with Erik. We’re friends again, and we’ll see what happens.”
MetalSucks reached out to Katy who told them she was “feeling less lonely and confused” and that many people reached out to her with support after the incident. “There’s actually a lot of good coming out of it, and that’s helping me cope with the emotional difficulties.”
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