Amy Harris, the female photographer who says she got smacked in the face by Odd Future band member Vyron Turner, aka “Left Brain,” while shooting an Odd Future concert Sunday is considering pressing charges. Previously she had declined to do so, but then the Los Angeles-based band issued a statement denying the assault, insinuating Harris was a liar. And that didn’t sit too well with the photographer.
Harris has issued the following statement:
I was very disheartened to learn yesterday that Odd Future is denying that one of its members, Vyron Turner (“Left Brain”), engaged in the violent conduct that so many people witnessed and even photographed or videotaped. After he so publicly attacked me, I truly believed that an apology would be immediately forthcoming, which is why I declined to press charges at that time. The unexpected turn of events, including an attack by Odd Future on my credibility and motives for discussing the incident, have caused me to re-evaluate my initial decision.
I’ve contacted an attorney – Amy Borlund with Doll Amir & Eley in Los Angeles – and am pursuing my options. At a minimum, I am seeking a public apology from Vyron Turner. Ultimately, I want a resolution in which Turner is held accountable for his actions.
Odd Future has criticized press photographers in the past for taking up prime space near the stage that they say fans should have access to instead. FishbowlLA asked the band’s publicist if Odd Future has any stipulation in their performance contracts that limit the access given to photographers. The publicist said he would check into it and assured us a response is forthcoming.