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Romp just fucking gets it.

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Romp took to Facebook this morning to make the announcement that their [now former] drummer, Mitch, will no longer be a part of the band due to his involvement in an incident involving sexual assault. They have also cancelled the remainder of their summer tour dates and will be donating all proceeds from their ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ EP to RAINN.  This is how these situations and/or allegations should be handled. Swiftly and with a sense of urgency. You can read the statement fro the band after the cut. 

Good morning everyone. Unfortunately, I have a really hard announcement to make. It came to our attention last night that our (now-former) drummer, Mitch, has been accused of being involved in an incident involving sexual assault. As a woman in the punk scene I feel the utmost responsibility to make this public knowledge. We would like to apologize to the victim for our support of this individual and we regret that we’re only just finding out about this now. Mitch will no longer be playing in ROMP. The rest of our summer tour dates have been cancelled and all proceeds from our EP Sorry, Not Sorry will be donated to RAINN for the rest of 2015.

I’d like to provide my personal email in case anyone would like to talk to me directly about this as it is an extremely important issue to me.

Madison_Klarer@fitnyc.edu

Thank you for reading this. – Madison

Posted by ROMP on Facebook.

This was posted 2 years ago by Joel Funk.
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