Chicago’s Belmont have announced that they have parted ways with their guitarist, Sam Patt, following allegations which have surfaced online recently.
A number of allegations surfaced online against te now former guitarist after one woman’s account gained traction on Twitter recently.
The band have issued a statement regarding Patt‘s removal from the band which you can read below.
A statement moving forward. pic.twitter.com/2XnwLBCWbK
— Belmont (@BelmontChicago) August 17, 2020
“Today we were made aware of accusations against Sam that we were not formerly aware of and because of this we have agreed to part ways with Sam. Following a previous allegation from a few months ago, we came to an agreement with Sam that he would address this and improve his behavior, and we wanted to give him a chance to make amends with his accuser privately. We apologize for not making a public statement while this work was being done.
We take these accusations very seriously. It is important to us to foster a safe and supportive scene for everyone involved, and we’ll be taking some time to consider how we can be better at actively supporting this.
We hope that this is a step in the right direction towards earning back your support.”
For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk