Sorority Noise have, following a months-long hiatus, issued a statement addressing the sexual assault allegations leveled against frontman Cameron Boucher earlier this year.
The allegations arose in April 2018, prompting the band to cancel a tour, despite Boucher’s insistence that the accusations were “baseless” and “false.” At the time, the band’s official account also released a statement, noting: “Our team is doing its due diligence and looking into the matter as quickly as possible. We are looking after Cam and taking him to receive treatment to ensure his health at this time. We are sorry to let any of you down and extend our deepest regrets to those affected.” Both statements were released via Twitter and have now been erased, replaced with the band’s latest.
The latest statement, shared both on Twitter and Facebook, is a note directly from Boucher himself, which he writes was released with the permission of his accuser. In it, he describes the “intensive therapy” he’s undergone over the past eight months, through which he’s “been working towards growth, being mindful and moving forward.” It seems those months of therapy led him to the “positive and constructive conversation” he was able to have with the other person involved in the situation, a conversation through which both parties were able to speak on their experiences and focus on “what [they] could do positively going forward.”
The band has been on hiatus since April, with Boucher’s other band Old Gray also stepping away from farewell tour dates that had been previously scheduled.
Find Boucher’s statement in full below, plus a Sorority Noise performance from the Paste archives.