Employees and Bands signed to Holy Roar Records have left the independent record label after the founder, Alex Fitzpatrick was accused of Rape, Sexual Harassment and Abusive Behaviour.
In the wake of the allegations agains Fitspatrick, Sheffield Heavy Hitters Rolo Tomassi have now left Holy Roar Records.
Their statement can be read below.
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“In light of the allegations about Alex Fitzpatrick, we have ended our relationship with him and Holy Roar as a label, effective immediately.”
They continued: “We have zero tolerance for abusive behaviour and stand in solidarity with those that have come forward.”
Other bands signed too Holy Roar have also addressed the allegations and are in the process of making further decisions.
Palm Reader, whom have their fourth record, ‘Sleepless’ set to be released at the end of October 2020 with the label have said:
“aware of the recent allegations against Alex Fitzpatrick”, and are “currently in conversation with our team on how to move forward”.
“Abusive behaviour is not to be tolerated under any circumstances and is something we as a band and individuals take very seriously,” they stated.
Svalbard have also added:
“We stand with survivors and we always will. It takes so much courage to speak out, we are sending all of our support to those affected. We are currently figuring out our next steps, and will update this when we are able.”
“I am deeply disturbed by the allegations made against Alex Fitzpatrick of Holy Roar Records,” posted vocalist Serena Cherry, sharing the band’s collective statement. “This is everything we stand against inSvalbard. Sending solidarity and support to the victims and those affected.”
Justine Jones (Employed To Serve) says:
We have spent the last 24 hours in horror of the allegations that have been made against Alex Fitzpatrick, the owner of Holy Roar Records.
The extremely serious allegations are against everything that myself, Sam, Wil and our bands – stand for.
We, the labels employees are resigning from working with Holy Roar effective immediately.
We are sorry for the long silence. It was a lot for us to process with our bands and personally and we found out the same time as the public.
Alex will be making his own statement in due course.
Justine, Sam and Wil.
At the time of writing, Fitzpatrick and Holy Roar have not posted anything against the allegations.
For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and 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