An Open Letter To Bassnectar From Mimi Page: A Call For True Accountability & Responsibility

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Earlier this month, EDM artist Bassnectar (legal name Lorin Ashton) announced via social media that he was "stepping back" from his career "to take responsibility and accountability" after an Instagram account emerged – @evidenceagainstbassnectar – detailing sexual misconduct claims against him.

The US DJ-producer said the "rumours you are hearing are untrue, but I realise some of my past actions have caused pain, and I am deeply sorry".

Ashton has also relinquished his involvement with his non-profit organisation, Be Interactive. He signed off saying: "Sometime in the future I may share more thoughts on these matters."

The Instagram account @evidenceagainstbassnectar has almost 20k followers, and features a stream of posts of screenshots of DMs and emails that are claimed to be from Bassnectar.

Another survivor posted audio of a conversation she had with Lorin prior to his post about stepping away from the scene. ill.gates, who has been vocal about the claims made against Bassnectar, confirmed the voice on the recording is Ashton's.

Now American singer, songwriter, and composer Mimi Page, who has collaborated with Bassnectar multiple times including their 2012 hit 'Butterfly', has shared an open letter on her Tumblr account, directed at Lorin. Click here to read the entire post.

"I am a relatively private person and would have preferred to call you and read my letter to you directly. The truth is, I don't trust you.

"I privately confronted you about 'Butterfly' back in 2016, so I've directly experienced your manipulative behaviour.

"My hope is that this open letter will bring forth clarity and healing to anyone who reads it. Healing to me, to you, to the young women you have sexually and emotionally abused, to the creative collaborators you have taken advantage of creatively and financially, to the professional team members you've betrayed and let down, and to the dedicated fan base you've mislead and abandoned.

"While I am processing my own feelings of anger, confusion, and disgust, I am also writing [to] you from a place of love. Tough love, that stands for healing, integrity, and transformative justice. Principles you claimed to stand for as a leader in the music industry.

"This situation is devastating on so many levels because you've also created a lot of good in this world. You have inspired millions of people and played a pivotal role in our culture.

"While I hate seeing your career destroyed, I can't help but honour the karma."



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