Hedley Show Cancelled Following Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct, Rape

Following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against members of Hedley, and frontman Jacob Hoggard then being accused of rape by a woman he met via Tinder, one of the band’s upcoming shows has been cancelled.

A brief statement released by Caesars Windsor on Tuesday announced that the band’s Windsor show — scheduled to take place on Sunday at the casino’s Colosseum venue — won’t take place, with no explanation given as to the reason behind the cancellation.

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“Hedley will not be performing at Caesars Windsor on March 11, 2018,” reads the statement from the Casino. “We will not be making any further comments beyond this point.”

Controversy erupted when several accusations were made against members of the B.C. band in a series of anonymous Twitter posts with the hashtag #OutHedley2k18, resulting in an outpouring of sexual misconduct allegations — some involving girls as young as 14.

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Fallout over the allegations has been swift and far-reaching. So far, Hedley has been dropped from airplay by Corus Radio and other radio stations, been taken off the lineup at the upcoming Juno Awards (Arcade Fire will take over their performance slot), seen Shawn Hook and Neon Dream quit as opening acts on Hedley’s “Cageless” tour and been dumped by its management team.

Last week, Hedley addressed the allegations on Facebook, pointing out that “there are at least two sides to every story. The recent allegations against us posted on social media are simply unsubstantiated and have not been validated.”

 

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