Hookworms break up following accusations of abuse against frontman MJ
We're deeply shocked by the allegations that came to light yesterday regarding MJ, and we take them very seriously. As a result we have cancelled all upcoming Hookworms shows and can no longer continue as a band.
There will be a full statement from MJ forthcoming but in the mean time we ask that you please try be respectful of the fact that this is a matter for MJ as an individual, external to the band, and that the other members of Hookworms, their collaborators, various agents and record labels had no prior knowledge of the allegation before it went public yesterday, and are all still coming to terms with the news.
On Tuesday, former Joanna Gruesome singer (and current Ex-Vöid singer) Alanna McArdle, who used to date MJ, posted on Twitter saying she was given permission by a woman (who she called “L” to keep her identity private) to share details of the “horrific abuse she suffered from Matt during the time they were involved.”
UPDATE: MJ posted a statement, denying the allegations.