Popular reggae band Tomorrow People has stood down one of its members after he allegedly assaulted his former partner.
The band known for their sweet melodies and soulful music, spoke to TVNZ1's Te Karere about the alleged incident of domestic violence involving a band member.
"It's been a massive shock, everyone is still trying to take into account what has happened especially with the member being such a person of positive character, it was out of character hearing about this situation," said band member Tana Tupai.
"It's been a mutual discussion between the person involved and us, the fact that it was in best interest that they step down from their involvement in our band."
The victim posted on Facebook alleging the incident occurred on Saturday morning.
The next day the post was removed, however she posted again writing "my intentions were never to slander the entire Tomorrow People crew, some of which have become good friends of mine".
The woman confirmed to Te Karere she deleted the post because response from the public was too overwhelming.
She went on to explain that she reported the alleged incident to the police that same day and did not want to make any further comment.
Police have confirmed a 27-year-old man has been charged with male assaults female and is due to appear in Lower Hutt District Court on Monday.
Tupai says the band will continue supporting both parties.
"We do not condone domestic violence, but in saying that, it is very paramount for us and important that we provide support for all parties involved to work through this very serious matter."
The band will go ahead with their upcoming tour next month, with two different lead singers.