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Regina band The Dead South is reuniting with its cello participant, who last year confronted many allegations of sexual misconduct.
The band’s internet site capabilities a assertion from the group welcoming again primary member Danny Kenyon.
A person of the females who built an allegation towards Kenyon in July 2020 suggests she feels like the band is sending a information that victims do not issue.
The Dead South (TDS) is a Saskatchewan-based bluegrass quartet. In 2014, the band was picked up by a German record label and has been touring overseas at any time considering that.
On June eighteen, 2021, the band posted a assertion to the about section of its internet site expressing the previous year was “a time of reflection and finding out.”
“What we know for absolutely sure is that TDS just is just not TDS devoid of the four of us, so we want to continue on this journey with Danny,” the assertion reported.
“We seem ahead to enjoying demonstrates yet again and we seem ahead to doing this with our primary lineup.”
‘I do not think reflection is enough’
In 2020, CBC Information noted accounts from 3 females who 1st arrived ahead by producing nameless posts detailing alleged inappropriate sexual conduct by Kenyon on an Instagram page for survivors. None of the allegations towards Kenyon has been investigated by police or analyzed in court.
CBC Information spoke with the females who wrote the posts and independently verified their identities and corroborated their tales.
The 1st girl who wrote a put up alleged that Kenyon took advantage of the fact that she was intoxicated one night time though on a Tinder day. She reported the next day she woke up to him masturbating in her bed room and he ejaculated on her devoid of her consent.
“It feels to me, one of Danny’s victims, that the band and record label endorse gentlemen who damage females,” she instructed CBC soon after listening to the news that Kenyon was yet again touring with The Dead South.
“It suggests that we do not issue. It suggests that we deserve it. It suggests that I deserved it.”
She reported she desires to know what Danny has done considering that the allegations arrived out, exclusively if he has gone to counselling.
“I do not think reflection is ample when it comes to something as significant as this,” she reported. “I am not on a large campaign towards him, but I am not assured that it has been resolved properly.”
She instructed CBC she is concerned about the safety of other females with the band going again on tour.
Kenyon, who did not answer to requests from CBC Information in 2020 when the initial allegations arrived out, commented on her put up when it was published on Instagram.
“Your bravery in sharing this is appreciated. Thank you for bringing this to gentle, and I see now that my steps prompted hurt. I want you therapeutic. I am sorry, and I will do greater. Also, I am sorry your primary put up was taken down — you deserve to have a voice,” he wrote.
No term on consent training
The band launched a assertion on Aug. 19, 2020, expressing it “is opposed to, and does not condone, dangerous conduct of any kind.”
“We have begun to coach our band users and staff users on consent, expert carry out, and producing safer spaces for our enthusiasts and our staff,” the band’s assertion reported.
6 Shooter Records, which signifies the band, reported on its internet site that exact day that training classes on consent were being scheduled for the next week. It reported it invited and inspired all personnel, artists, crew and brokers to take part.
“This training is essential, and one of the several methods we will consider as a company towards producing safer environments for our neighborhood,” reported the record company at the time.
CBC attained out to 6 Shooter for remark on this tale, but did not get a response. 6 Shooter didn’t reply questions about what the consent training entailed or if Kenyon was current.
The band will embark on their Served Chilly tour setting up in Alberta in August 2021. It will go on to areas in the U.S. and Europe more than the next year.
Kenyon did not answer to CBC’s requests for remark.