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With Confidence Kick Guitarist Accused of Sexual Misconduct Out of Band

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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    With Confidence have booted Luke Rockets out of the band after allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor came to light yesterday. The full statement from the band can be found below.


    Late last night an allegation came to our attention about our guitarist Luke Rockets. Luke Rockets is no longer a member of With Confidence.

    We are passionate about music being a safe space for people of all ages and are extremely disappointed and disgusted. We had absolutely no idea this had happened.

    This sort of abuse of power has been all too prevalent in today’s industry. It is in these circumstances that people need to be completely stripped of that power and held accountable for their actions.

    We support and have endless respect for the individual who has come forward and ask that everyone respect their right to privacy.

    Unfortunately we will not be able to complete the remainder of our US tour. We apologise but ask for your understanding.

    We will continue to do whatever we can to support and empower all those who have supported us.

    Jayden, Josh, and Inigo
    With Confidence

     
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  2. SmithBerryCrunch

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    Read through the screencaps earlier, dude is super gross. Glad WC handled it swiftly.
     
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  3. Turkeylegz

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    Let the domino's fall. I hope this recent burst of stories coming to light has been able to bring some peace to survivors.
     
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  4. Matt504

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    Rare you see bands do the right thing so quick. Didn’t think twice about doing what needed to be done. Hopefully they team up with a non-profit and show how much they really do care about this issue.
     
  5. tyramail

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    Proud of them for handling it this way. He’s easily replaceable and I still think they show a promising future.
     
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  6. fourstarters

    Team Wiggum

    In all seriousness, this is exactly how the remaining members of Brand New should handle things.
     
  7. zachmacD

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    At this stage in the game, they would just call it a day before moving on without him
     
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  8. shawnhyphenray

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    Where'd you see them?
     
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    SmithBerryCrunch

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  10. CheapPop

    Steve Jobs mixed with Steve Austin

    Perfect response and exactly how a situation like this should be handled.
     
  11. DonnyFTW

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    Kudos to them. Dude’s a piece of shit. Hope the band can find success in the future in spite of this guys actions. Hope the victim is okay and takes solace in knowing he no longer has a platform to abuse from.
     
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  12. TuneYouOut

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    There is a shitshow happening in those facebook comments of someone saying the screenshots are faked, but the op denounced those saying that dude's screenshots are fake. The hell
     
  13. shawnhyphenray

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  14. DonnyFTW

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    She’s 14. She’s a child. She doesn’t/didn’t understand what was happening.
     
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  15. Analog Drummer

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    Yeah just saw those too. Who knows what is going on. Crazy times
     
  16. tyramail

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    Stop victim blaming.
     
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  17. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Going to say I respect the hell out of this band for actually doing the right thing so fast.
     
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  18. Dust Of Fallen Rome

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    Well shit... pop punk got some actually decent people up in here!
     
  19. Dust Of Fallen Rome

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    You're a twat.
     
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  20. SmithBerryCrunch

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  22. Matt504

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    Well this just ended this band, so dissapointing that we feel like they were doing the right thing, and the lead singer did the same shit...
     
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  23. laraheart

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  24. tyramail

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    Jesus Christ.
     
  25. holy shit