Iron Reagan bassist fired from day job over allegationsTuesday, January 14, 2020 8:05 AM PT / 19,433 views
Rob Skotis, bass player for Virginia crossover thrash band Iron Reagan, has been ousted from his position at two Richmond establishments over previous allegations of sexual misconduct. Skotis had been a business partner with three others at Cobra Cabana, a restaurant bar in Richmond. Skotis also worked at Cobra and lived above the establishment. This week, Skotis and his partners unveiled plans to open a second Richmond restaurant, Hot For Pizza. As news of the forthcoming eatery propagated, so too did some prior accusations involving Skotis. Yesterday, his partners revealed that they've severed all ties with Skotis via the following statement:
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. Sincerely, Josh Novicki CC, HFP Herbie Abernethy CC, HFP Al Copeland, HFPIron Reagan have yet to address the matter.