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Homewrecker members accused of sexual misconduct

Sunday, June 21, 2020 6:08 PM PT
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The future does not look bright for Ohio metal/hardcore outfit Homewrecker, as two of its members are now accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

The situation arose yesterday (June 20) when an Ohio woman named Riley came forward via Twitter to accuse frontman Matt Barnum of soliticing nude photos from her when she was 16 years-old:


This afternoon Harm's Way guitarist Bo Lueders weighed in on Barnum, whom he "considered [a] brother":


In the wake of her allegations, an Instagram account was created to disseminate information regarding Barnum's supposed misdeeds. Since then, more woman have come forward to accuse Barnum of similar behavior, including one who claims to have sent him nudes when she was ninth grade.

The group has subsequently deleted its official Twitter and some of the members' personal social media accounts have also been taken down.

[An accusation concerning another member of Homewrecker has since been retracted, so we've removed his name from this piece.]


UPDATE: Homewrecker's label, Good Fight Music, has now issued the following statement:

"It has come to our attention that multiple women have accused Matt Barnum of Homewrecker of sexual misconduct while underage over the last number of years. Good Fight Music is no longer associated with Homewrecker effective immediately.

"We will never tolerate, condone, or stay silent about sexual aggression on our roster, especially towards minors. Believe women."






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