Many Hedley fans remain supportive as the band continues on tour while facing sexual misconduct allegations. On Friday, the management team for the pop-rock quartet severed its ties with the band. (Universal Music Group)
Feb 20 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – Collection from several listed sources
Hedley fans turn out to Manitoba concert despite sexual misconduct allegations
Canadian band called allegations ‘unsubstantiated,’ said there are ‘2 sides to every story’
A flurry of claims were made by anonymous users on Twitter who alleged inappropriate encounters with the band, which the band has called “unsubstantiated.”
One fan attending a concert said ultimately decided she would still attend the Brandon concert with her niece — who is a young adult — as planned.
“One of the main things is that I do believe in the process of law, that you should be innocent until proven guilty,” Mortensen said in an interview on CBC Manitoba’s Up To Speed. “But I soul searched because there isn’t a really good mechanism for items such as this to go through that process.”
She said the allegations speak to the issue of how society deals with accusations of sexual misconduct in general.
“The pendulum against the victims was stuck for a really long time and now it’s been released and it’s swung, and maybe it’s swung too far. I don’t know,” she said.
– Chris Crippin leaves band on bad terms, tweets Kermit sipping tea when allegations start to come out
– The Embassy release the story from interviewing venue manager who describes something that is very disturbing if true involving an underage girl and allegations of her being drugged and rapped by a band member while the other members blocked the door.
– On Thursday, Corus Radio said it suspended airplay of all Hedley music on 30 stations across Canada.
“When a woman was accused of being a witch, their own family would back away and watch them burn even if they were innocent. The mobs would burn anybody who stood by them. It’s like the millenniums version of Salem.”
“Arguably the biggest thing is the band’s statement was not an outright denial other than there was always a line they never crossed. I mean, that’s the detail that can’t be negated by the Salem analogy.”
Even when the witches denied that they were witches, unless they could offer proof, they were still burned.
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