On July 3, electronic bass act Bassnectar announced that he would be taking a “step back” from his career following reported allegations of sexual misconduct, manipulative and abusive behavior from multiple sources made public through an Instagram account.

On the account, multiple females came forth reporting that the star directly messaged them to find out which shows they would be attending, many of the females being 16 and 17 years old. 

In his statement he reports, “I am stepping down from my position of power and privilege in this community because I want to take responsibility and accountability,”  To read the full Twitter statement, please see below:

This comes as a surprise considering his involvement and donations to multiple organizations including spearheading the non-profit, Be Interactive.  Be Interactive has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity with music being its sole catalyst and driving force allowing “everyday people to get involved, get engaged and make a personal impact on the world.”

Lorin Ashton, better known by his stage name, Bassnectar is an American DJ and producer who has known to perform at a variety of music festival and events including, Burning Man, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Electric Forest.