Chicago band Slow Mass dropped from their Dangerbird Records label after allegations of sexual assault were made against frontman Dave Collis. “Dangerbird is serious that these allegations and all of the band’s release activities have stopped,” the Los Angeles -based independent label wrote. There is Collis SAYS the “allegations are untrue.”
Slow Mass released their debut On Vigilance in 2018 through Landland Colportage. they Office has partnered their signing with Dangerbird in April 2021, which speaks to the time they are about to start recording a new album.
According to a redacted police report obtained by Pitchfork, the alleged incident occurred in January 2020. The police report — for an incident of alleged non-aggravating criminal sexual assault — was filed in April 2021. Consistent with the police report, the case was presented to the Cook County State Attorney’s Office Felony Review Unit, and that an assistant state attorney dropped the charges. The woman indicated she could take civil action against Collis, according to the report.
The police report included the woman and Collis’ individual version of the alleged incident, according to detectives from the Chicago Police Department. According to the woman, she agreed to be with Dave Collis in January 2020 “because she felt it was good networking.” She said she agreed to kiss Collis and also agreed to go to her room, but she said she shouted and was aggressive in sex and “she was so scared and she stopped fighting,” as “she was worried about her safety,” he said. in the police report.Collis “apologized for his rudeness,” according to the CPD detective’s woman.
In August 2021, the police report said, Collis told a CPD detective that he and the woman “had a sexual conscience” in January 2020.
Dave Collis and Dangerbird Records did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Pitchfork.
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