Amy Zimmerman, writing at Pitchfork:
According to Andrea, who requested to be identified by a pseudonym in this story, Kozelek’s antagonism of women during the period immediately following Benji was not limited to members of the press. She claims that he exposed himself to her without consent in a hotel room in Raleigh, North Carolina, in September 2014, when she was 19 years old. According to Andrea, he also allegedly initiated sex that she wrote “wasn’t really consensual” in a series of Facebook messages to a friend the next day, which Pitchfork reviewed.
Rebecca Coleman has accused her former bandmate, Avi Buffalo, a.k.a. Avi Zahner-Isenberg, of rape. Read More “Avi Buffalo Accused of Abuse by Former Bandmate”
David Kelling, the lead singer of Culture Abuse, has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct. Read More “Culture Abuse Singer Responds to Allegations”
Follow multiple accusations against the label, and bands on the label, Burger Records has informed Pitchfork that they will be closing the label completely:
When asked about the future of the label and its leadership, Bohrman responded to Pitchfork, “We decided to fold the label.” When asked if Burger would still continue as the rebranded BRGR RCRDS, Bohrman replied, “Nope.” Asked for further comment, he linked to a clip of Porky Pig saying “that’s all folks.” Burger’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts have all been deactivated.
Burger Records have shared a statement after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct has come out against bands on the label, as well employees of the label. You can read all of the various statements, and accusations, below. Read More “Burger Records Bands and Employees Accused of Sexual Misconduct”
P.O.S. has issued an apology after various allegations were made against him. You can read his full statement below. Read More “P.O.S. Stepping Away From Music”
Mara Siegler, writing for Page Six:
Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden was arrested Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence.
The LAPD confirmed to Page Six the charge against Madden, 41, is California penal code 273.5(a), which means that someone willfully inflicted a “traumatic” injury on a spouse or cohabitant.
It appears as though Hopeless Records and Roc Nation have both dropped Emarosa (they’ve been removed from both website’s active roster lists) after multiple allegations have come out against the lead singer, Bradley Walden.