Sargent Home founder Cathy Pellow introduced yesterday that she has stepped down from her place on the label after allegations against her have surfaced online.
Henry Kohen of the band Mylets posted a prolonged assertion detailing his time residing in a residence shared by Sargent Home workers, the place he alleges he molested by affiliate of the label Graeme Flegenheimer. Kohen additional claims that when he reported the incident to Pellow, he was ignored and finally made enjoyable of. Artists reminiscent of Lingua Ignota and Chelsea Wolfe have since distanced themselves from the label.
Now in a press release posted to Twitter, Brian Cook dinner of Sargent Home bands Russian Circles, Botch, and Torment & Glory has spoken out saying he is probably not positive what is going on on. Cook dinner mentioned individuals ought to wait till they’ve all of the details to guage who they suppose is true or unsuitable within the scenario, including he is been “residing in essentially the most convoluted and crappy cleaning soap opera this final week.”
“Hello. I have been a Sargent Home artist for 17 years. I am buddies with a bunch of the artists & workers previous and current. I do know who’s slept with who, who’s mad at who, who lied to who, who has been privately speaking to who… I do know a lot petty drama and filth that you do not.
“Cathy may be blunt and uncouth, however I’ve by no means witnessed something warranting public outrage. Perhaps I am simply fortunate. Conversely, I’ve seen her routinely bail individuals out of unhealthy conditions. She’s housed individuals, paid medical payments, co-signed mortgages, talked individuals off of ledges.
“In lots of cases, I do know why sure individuals have been let go and why different individuals have chosen to go away through the years. Typically the personal grievances do not line up with the general public explanations. However I am not aware about any scandals.
“I do know which shit provides up and which shit would not. And I nonetheless do not know what the hell is definitely happening, however I do know individuals concern web mobs greater than something proper now. So if you would like a public assertion, right here it’s:
“I applaud individuals for being offended given the knowledge they’ve at hand. But when I do not know what’s really happening, then contemplate that perhaps you do not have the total image both. And I am not casting stones till I do know who I can really belief on this mess.
“Sorry for the cryptic thread. Been residing in essentially the most convoluted and crappy cleaning soap opera this final week and I am simply attempting to imagine one of the best about all my buddies on this scenario, however a bunch of shit is not lining up.”
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