Monte Money Writes Scathing Response To Escape The Fate, Claims The Band Is Broke

Escape The Fate

Escape The Fate recently revealed that they were having problems with one of the original members of the band, Monte Money. He hasn’t been touring with the group, and it seems like he’s been replaced.

There’s been some animosity between Monte and Mabbitt, and now he’s written a scathing response to the band’s recent statement about dropping off their upcoming tour, claiming Mabbitt has lied to fans and the band is on the brink of bankruptcy.

That’s not all he had to say, and you can check out the entire statement by taking a look below the jump.

Over the past few weeks, I have become aware of the mis-truths being told by Craig Mabbitt over Twitter, Facebook, and various entertainment sites about my role with Escape the Fate. As ETF fans know, I spent many years of my life completely devoted to the band, and never worked harder at anything to achieve its success.

It is not easy to hear the false accusations that I ‘stranded’ the band or that me or my brother Michael are somehow completely to blame for every single thing that is going wrong with the band, or the other nonsense that Craig is telling people. None of this is true at all. Some days I wonder what motivates people who literally make things up just to try to hurt their friends, or in this case, their former friends.

It is sad and unfortunate that Craig has resorted to spewing lies and slandering my reputation to get press and attention. It’s beyond childish. Fans need to just ignore everything that is coming from him. Anyone who knows me knows how much I have put my heart and soul into Escape the Fate.

What people like Craig don’t understand is that picking a fight with your band members is destructive, not productive – arguing with each other will only drag the whole band into a downward spiral. You have to find a way to get along with your band members and look past minor disagreements, or you will never survive together as a band.

Honestly, it is a waste of my time getting into it with Craig – he has shown his true colors and has shown he will say and do anything to justify his behavior. I love making music too much to get bogged down in all of the negativity that is dragging Escape the Fate down. The band’s advisors have been saying that Escape the Fate is bankrupt and that they want ETF to declare bankruptcy because it is so disorganized and mismanaged. That is sad, but I can’t be a part of that — ripping people off is wrong and not my style. I am excited about the new projects I will be working on in the coming months, and wish him nothing but the best. I hope Craig is successful in finding band members that never, ever disagree with him.

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  • Brent

    Craig is trash to this industry. He just causes problems for bands and is loads of drama. He was kicked out of his other bands, the guy causes problems.

    And since when did a new singer get to be the spokesman instead of a co-founding member. ETF is a joke!

  • Kriston McConnell

    It does sound like there’s a lot of drama going on and it seems like it’s mostly between Mabbitt and Money. I wish some of the other members would speak up and say what’s really going on behind the scenes.

  • Brent

    I haven’t seen anything by Monte relating to ‘drama’ or animosity towards Mabbitt or the band. This is his 1st statement when I’ve seen really, really scathing interviews by Craig on other outlets just drama. Monte’s statement even wishes him well, when I’d wish for them to go to hell if they did what Mabbitt’s been doing to him and using his band he co-founded.

    I think Mabbitt is the worst of its’ kind, just likes drama. He did it with the former singer of ETF and now with a former co-founder. The guy needs to get over himself.