It has been announced that the Kentucky quartet Emarosa have been dropped by Hopeless Record as well as their management Roc Nation following allegations that have surfaced against Bradley Walden (Vocals).
The band have been moved from Hopeless Records current roster to their alumni roster on their website as well as being removed from Roc Nations roster of clients on their website.
The allegations against Walden surfaced via Twitter from a user who has remained anonymous. In a series of tweets, which you’re able to read below, detail the allegations that Walden, stating that he groomed the underage fans when they were 17 years old.
At the time of writing, there has been no response to the allegations from Bradley Walden or any other members of Emarosa.
In addition, Lizzy Farrall has removed the track, ‘Knight Rider’ which features Bradley Walden.
The track features on her debut record, ‘Bruise’, released earlier this year but will be replaced by a b-side called ‘Machines’.
A full statement can be read from Farrall explaining the decision.
“It has come to light in recent days that there have been allegations towards Bradley Walden who features on the song ‘Knight Rider’ from my debut album. I fully support anyone brave enough to speak out & for this reason I am, with full support of my label Pure Noise, removing the song from my album. It will be replaced with a B-side called ‘Machines’.
I haven’t ever fully expressed that the White Rabbit imagery around my record was representing, & in some ways I wanted to keep that for myself. However I feel I do now what to share what part of that is.
The statement I read towards these allegations hit very close to home for me.
At the age of 13 I was groomed up until I was 15 & the White Rabbit imagery around my record represents my trauma, both mental & physical. Both things I have suffered in the past. It has been an outlet for me to grow from it and now to try & move on from it via my music.
What you go through does not have to define you. I hear you, I see you & I stand by you.
For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment or misconduct, more help and support can be found below.
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk