Nightwish Fire Back Over Firing Claims From Former Singer

12/27/2013
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(Prog) Nightwish have released a statement lashing back at former singer Anette Olzon, who last week told Prog the band had fired her in 2012 instead of splitting by "mutual understanding," as had been announced at the time.

Olzon said she believed she was dismissed because she was pregnant with her third child and added she'd been treated the same way previous frontwoman Tarja Turunen had been.

Now the band have addressed specific comments she made in Finnish magazine Me Naiset, describing her claims as "misrepresentation and defamation."

Nightwish say via their website (in Finnish): "This 'one woman against Neanderthals' is an easy to way to take advantage of our history. Anette's departure was not due to pregnancy or illness we found she was a misfit in our working community." They had more to say.

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