According to an article from Brooklyn Vegan, LA-based post-punk band The Buttertones have been dropped from their label Innovative Leisure after bassist Sean Redman was accused of statutory rape and abuse. Clem Creevy – frontwoman of Redman’s previous band Cherry Glazerr – made the allegations in a lengthy open-letter post to the band’s Instagram page following a different accusation about Redman from another woman.
In the post, Creevy alleges that she and Redman began a sexual relationship after meeting at a music workshop in Hollywood when Redman was 20 years old and she was just 14. Creevy explains she spent years being confused and traumatized by the relationship, which allegedly included other forms of ongoing manipulation and abuse.
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Shortly after the band shared Creevy’s letter on Instagram, Innovative Leisure tweeted that they had dropped The Buttertones from their label, vowing that they “will continue to strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for our artists, staff and fans.”
— Innovative Leisure (@ILRecords) July 16, 2020
In a brief statement posted to Instagram earlier in the day, The Buttertones officially announced they had also cut ties with Redman saying, “We do not condone Sean’s behavior and he is no longer a member of The Buttertones.”
All of the band’s social media accounts have since been deleted.
Redman was a member of Cherry Glazerr from 2013 to 2016 before leaving to focus on his role in The Buttertones.