Fifth Harmony Is Defending Their Security Guard

The women of Fifth Harmony have a simple message on their Twitter account: #Respect. The tweet with the weighty hashtag features a statement from the group addressing allegations that a member of their security team had "attacked" and inappropriately touched a fan. Fifth Harmony firmly dismisses the claim, explaining that four-fifths of the group witnessed the incident in question. They explained in the statement, "The girl tried to come to Lauren and Dinah's doors and the security we hired were with us speaking to us and making sure we were safe. We saw this girl lie to them about where she was staying and where her actual room was, tell them to 'shut the f--k up and stop talking' and then proceed to try and lunge towards Lauren's room so she could get a note to her. The security guards who ushered her away and made sure she didn't follow through were doing their jobs of protecting us."
They went on to explain why a protective security team feels particularly necessary lately, writing, "Especially in light of recent events like the shooting, we can't ever be too safe with our personal space and protection." They were likely referencing the shooting death of Christina Grimmie, who was killed last month while signing autographs. After that tragic incident, it's unsurprising that any artist would want their security team to be ready to shield them from over-eager fans.

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