Montgomery disabled the ability for users to comment on the post. However, more than 500 people had reacted to the statement after it was posted Friday.
Montgomery said Saturday that she is no longer a moderator or member of the group and was asked by someone else to publish that post.
Living Chandler appeared to lose members since news of the allegations came out.
The Arizona Republic reported the group had more than 66,000 members on Thursday.
The group had less than 64,000 members as of Friday evening.
Living Chandler is a closed Facebook group, meaning users must request to be added to the page.
New group forms
Amid the drama surrounding Living Chandler, some of its users opted to create a new group on the social-media site, with new moderation rules.
Adam Dench created “The Cheers of Chandler” group on Facebook on Thursday, which had since attracted about 875 members as of Friday evening. His wife, Jill Dench, also posted on the page. She is a Realtor for the same firm as Coates.
In an introductory post to his group, Adam Dench called The Cheers of Chandler “a brand new page where a community can come together to grow and love.”
“Looking for a new group to replace Living Chandler?” his post began.
A few comments and posts on the new page made reference to Coates and the fallout for Living Chandler, but most seemed similar to the types of community-oriented posts that have been posted on Living Chandler.
The new group shares similar characteristics with Living Chandler, being branded as a place to ask questions, get referrals, and learn about events, among other things.
Matthew Coates, 43, faces a misdemeanor charge of public sexual indecency; he’ll be arraigned in court next month.
A lawyer representing Coates told The Arizona Republic that his client would not be commenting.