Sorority Noise Cancels Tour After Rape Allegations

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Sorority Noise has canceled its U.K. tour after the group’s singer, Cameron Boucher, was accused of rape.

Canceled dates include shows at the O2 Academy Islington in London, Academy 2 in Manchester, the Garage in Glasgow, Scotland; Stylus in Leeds, SXW in Bristol, Button Factory in Dublin, and the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The allegation was made by Nicole Shoenholz of One Hundred Year Ocean and formerly of The World Is Beautiful Place And I Am Not Afraid To Die, according to Pitchfork. “CB is a fucking scumbag who raped a friend of mine,” she posted to Facebook. The post has since been deleted.

A person claiming to be the friend posted a more detailed account in an anonymous Reddit post, in which she recalled Boucher sexually assaulting her after inviting her over to his house after a concert.

“Cam came to the show and offered to let me stay at his house, so I could catch a bus back to New York the next day. I agreed, we drove to his house, I printed out my bus ticket, I asked if I should sleep on the couch,” the post reads. “He said no, you can sleep in my bed. So, I did, and we started having a consensual sexual interaction. I fell asleep a little while later and I woke up to him touching me. When I finally woke up we started engaging in sex again, but my back was turned, and he penetrated me without my consent, knowledge, or a condom.”

Before the allegation surfaced, Sorority Noise announced they would go on hiatus after its current tour ended.

Boucher responded to the allegation in a statement posted on Twitter April 10.

“I take accusations of sexual violence and nonconsent very seriously. Since last night, I have taken the time to have honest conversations with previous intimate partners and given them the room to share if they had any experiences with me that were nonconsensual or disrespectful in any way,” he said, adding that, “Following those dialogues, I can confirm that the accusations against me are baseless.”

A day later, the band released a statement of its own.

“Our team is doing its due diligence and looking into the matter as quickly as possible,” the band wrote in a statement on Twitter. “We are sorry to let any of you down and extend our deepest regrets to those affected.”

Pollstar reached out to Primary Talent, the band’s booking agency, for this story.