Six Shooter Records has responded to multiple claims of sexual misconduct against Danny Kenyon, the now former bassist of Regina-based band The Dead South.
The Toronto-based record label released a statement, sharing their internal code of conduct and announcing plans for company training and accountability sessions that will begin next week. The Dead South released their own statement, confirming the departure of Kenyon.
“We are addressing the reports of sexual misconduct against Danny Kenyon of The Dead South from women who have been harmed,” the statement reads. “These reports are of incidents from years before we started working with Danny and the band. They show a pattern of behaviour that is unsafe. Danny has stepped down from the band.”
See our full statement: "Six Shooter Company Training & Accountability" here: https://t.co/kgHV6LM8Xa
— Six Shooter Records (@SixShooterR) August 19, 2020
Late last month, an anonymous poster shared a story on Survivor’s Stories Regina Instagram page, saying they had been sexually assaulted by Kenyon in 2015. More claims of sexual misconduct involving Kenyon surfaced shortly after.
“We take this very seriously,” Six Shooter’s statement continued. “We believe victims and survivors of sexual assault and are committed to centering their wellbeing. As a company, we strive to engage in consent-based interactions, to respect personal boundaries, and to provide an environment free from harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence for our community.”
Six Shooter’s statement comes days after journalists began calling for accountability and response from the label amid the allegations against Kenyon.