Queer Punk Duo PWR BTTM Dropped By Management Following Assault Allegations

Managing Editor, Music
05.12.17

Ebru Yildiz

After allegations of sexual assault began circulating widely on Twitter and Facebook earlier this week, queer punk duo PWR BTTM released a statement on the matter, setting up an email account where victims of abuse could communicate with a moderator about their experiences.

Since then, Kitty Cordero-Kolin, the person who first posted about their knowledge of abuse by one of the duo’s members, Ben Hopkins, spoke with Jezebel about the situation, noting that they had also witness Hopkins kiss someone without consent. A victim came forward anonymously to detail experiences of assault to Jezebel as well.

The band’s manager Jeanette Wall also told Jezebel that she had no prior knowledge of these allegations, and this afternoon PWR BTTM’s management company, Salty Management, issued a tweet stating they are dropping the band from their roster and expressing support for victims:

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