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The Orwells disband following sexual abuse allegations

30 August 2018, 12:22 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The Orwells announced they have broken up after multiple accounts of sexual abuse allegations appeared online.

Last weekend multiple accounts accusing sexual abuse from Mario Cuomo, Henry Brinner, and Grant Brinner of The Orwells surfaced on a Reddit thread.

In response to the allegations, The Orwells issued a statement denying the accounts, "We emphatically deny these baseless allegations brought as a personal attack against us."

Further into the statement, it says, "No member of this band has ever acted without consent or maliciously taken advantage of anyone."

Their Twitter revealed yesterday (29 August) that the band has since disbanded, without explanation.

A few days ago The Orwells also cancelled their hometown Chicago Metro gig which was due to happen on 23 November in light of the accusations.

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