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Sorority Noise’s Cam Boucher gives statement on “baseless” rape accusation

Sorority Noise at Bowery Ballroom
Sorority Noise at Bowery Ballroom last week (more by Chelsea Pineda)

Sorority Noise and Old Gray frontman Cam Boucher has given an official statement after being accused of rape in a since-deleted Facebook post last night, denying the allegations. The post was made by former The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die member Nicole Schoenholz (who parted ways with the band on negative terms, and who has faced allegations of emotional abuse). Stereogum points to a screenshot of Schoenholz’s Facebook post on Reddit, which reads “[Cam Boucher] is a fucking scumbag who raped a friend of mine.” In the replies on Reddit, a user who claims to be Nicole added, “My friend stayed the night with Cam while he was in college and she woke up to Cam fucking her while she was asleep. This isn’t a unique situation or one off ‘missed step.'”

Cam’s reply reads:

I am aware of the Facebook post that Nicole Schoenholz made late last night that has made its way to Reddit and other social media.

I would like to firmly state that her accusations are false.

I take accusations of sexual violence and nonconsent very seriously. Since last night, I have taken the time to have honest conversations with previous intimate partners and given them the room to share if they had any experiences with me that were nonconsensual or disrespectful in any way.

Following those dialogues, I can confirm that the accusations against me are baseless.

Please know I have handled with as much care and respect as possible. Thank you for reading this.

Sorority Noise recently wrapped up the headlining US run of their last tour before hiatus, and they’re currently in the UK with The Wonder Years. Old Gray just announced their farewell tour yesterday.

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