Nobunny, the rock musician finest recognised for his onstage attire of a decaying rabbit mask, launched a statement on Thursday (July 23) amid sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to Burger Records’ bands and staff members.
“I never imagine I have been publicly ‘called out’ but it is def extensive earlier time for me to say a little something. I f—ed up terrible. I made use of my electricity and affect to just take benefit of youthful women of all ages and teenage girls,” the singer, born Justin Champlin, wrote via Fb. “I have damage men and women. I permit my ‘fame’ go to my head. Youthful funds acting dummy. My time is up.”
“I am certainly sorry to anybody who was damage by me. Nobunny was meant to be about like and silliness and it obtained dark,” he continued, in advance of noting, “Every little thing I have at any time done was consensual and seemingly loved by both equally events, but with age, gender, and electrical power dynamics, I know that consent isn’t normally there if the electricity dynamic is off.”
He concluded his statement by revealing that he is quitting audio. “Nobunny is more than. Thank you all for your past guidance above these 19 decades. I’ll be getting rid of all the social media in the future 48 several hours.”
“Yet again I am really sorry and deeply ashamed and I apologize to all the survivors and victims of myself and the poisonous scene at huge that I am a section of,” Champlin concluded. “I know this will not be ample for some. I am hoping my greatest and will carry on to attempt more challenging.”
Previously this week, Burger Records announced “main structural adjustments” after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to the California garage rock label and report store’s artists and workers emerged on social media.
Burger co-founder and president Lee Rickard stepped down, co-founder Sean Bohrman moved into a “transitional” position, and Jessa Zapor-Grey became interim label president, with ideas to rename the label BRGR RECS and start an all-lady imprint, BRGRRRL.