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Boyd Tinsley Sued For Sexual Misconduct

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 18, 2018

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In February, it was announced that Dave Matthews Band violin player Boyd Tinsley was taking a break. Now, there might be a little background on why he took the action.

Consequences of Sound is reporting that a fellow musician has made allegations towards Tinsley of sexual misconduct during the time the two played together in the band Crystal Garden in 2015 and 2016.

James Frost-Winn, a trumpet player age 28, said Tinsley, 54, had been friends since 2007 when Frost-Winn was homeless in San Francisco and developed a friendship with the violinist. James worked with a number of bands until Tinsley said that he wanted to build a group around Frost-Winn’s talents.

Frost-Winn contends that Tinsley made the success of the band contingent on sex-based demands that created a “hostile work environment”. On Thursday (May 17), Frost-Winn has filed a $9 million lawsuit against Tinsley.

According to the CoS story, they were simple friends at the beginning but, later, Tinsley started offering gifts and sending more sexual text messages even though Frost-Winn made it clear that he did not share the attraction.

Then, after the creation of Crystal Gardens, the advances allegedly became more suggestive and aggressive which “weirded out” Frost-Winn. He eventually left Crystal Garden and, on February 2 of this year, says he tried to reach a settlement with Tinsly out of court over the incidents. That same day, Tinsley took the leave from the Matthews band.

Tinsley was a member of the Dave Matthews Band from 1992, a year after the group’s inception, until this past February.

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