Rob Skotis, who plays bass in Richmond crossover thrashers Iron Reagan, was also a business partner at Richmond restaurant/bar Cobra Cabana (whose owners also recently revealed they'd be opening a second restaurant called Hot For Pizza), but the restaurants have severed ties with him amid accusations of sexual misconduct, Lambgoat reports. A message on the Cobra Cabana Facebook reads:
As of 5:00pm today, Monday January 13th, 2020, The Cobra Consortium Corporation doing business as Cobra Cabana and Sliceoftheaction Corp doing business as Hot For Pizza has severed ALL ties with Robert Skotis. He is no longer employed at, no longer resides above Cobra, and as soon as the paperwork is finalized he will no longer be an owner of either company or business.
We have always considered Cobra a safe haven and will continue to provide a safe place for everyone. We believe victims, we heard the allegations and the decision was made to immediately part ways. We cannot speak to the validity of the accusations, but we most certainly know that they have nothing to do with the remaining officers of the company.
Looking forward, we do sincerely hope that everyone knows we will continue to provide and give back to the Carver community in the many ways that we have since we started. We love Richmond and continue to pledge our loyalty and commitment to making it a safer place for us all.
Josh Novicki CC, HFP Herbie Abernethy CC, HFP Al Copeland, HFP
Iron Reagan have yet to comment, and Skotis does not appear to have responded publicly either. Stay tuned for any further developments on this story. UPDATE: Iron Reagan fired Skotis from the band, and they and Skotis both released statements.