Bassnectar “Stepping Back” From Music Career Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Bassnectar, real name Lorin Ashton, has announced that he is “stepping back” from music following sexual misconduct accusations, as Jambase reports. Last week, an Instagram account called @EvidenceAgainstBassNectar was started to document multiple accounts of Ashton grooming underage girls and engaging in inappropriate relationships with fans.
On Tuesday (6/30), Ashton posted a first statement insisting that “[his] own romantic relationships and interactions have been positive, consensual, legan, and loving.” On Friday (7/3), he posted a second statement announcing that he would be leaving music.
“I am stepping back from my career and I am stepping down from my position of power and privilege in this community because I want to take responsibility and accountability,” he wrote. “I feel intense compassion for anyone I may have hurt. I truly hope you allow me a chance to work together toward healing.”
The allegations against Bassnectar can be viewed in more detail here.