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The Gospel Youth Release Statement + Part Ways With Vocalist Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Rock Sound 26 March 2018 at 11.48

Following allegations of sexual misconduct against The Gospel Youth's vocalist Sam Little, the band have released a statement.

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Sam Little appeared online last week, and as a result The Gospel Youth have parted ways with the frontman. You can read their statement in full below:

"Thank you for being patient with us while we got our heads around this situation.
First and foremost, we’ve decided to part ways with Sam as a member of The Gospel Youth.
The allegations that have come to our attention are not something we could take lightly, nor do we condone any aspect of it.
We feel for anyone that has been affected, not only in this instance, but at any point. It takes courage to speak up and nobody should ever have to suffer alone or be fearful of the consequences speaking out may bring.
We are going to take some time to figure out our next steps, but we’re not done by any means.

Thanks for reading and hopefully understanding. Stick with us, it’ll be worth it.

Jules, Kev, Kurt & James. x"

Sam Little has also released his own statement on a personal instagram. You can read his statement in full below:

"I am no longer a part of The Gospel Youth. After the worst week imaginable, full of hate, twisted stories and losing everything because of my actions, the final straw has broken. Please never take anything for granted. I give my thanks to anyone who's cared, supported or even spared a thought for me but this is goodbye. Enjoy your lives. I have a lot to say but most of you didn't give a shit when it mattered so whatever, what's done is done. I mean, fuck what I have to say, right? 
Finally, and if this is the only thing you take from this, please make sure that band get everything they deserve. They're some of the hardest working guys and this does not deserve to be their final chapter. They will be back with new music and if it's the stuff we were working on, it will blow your minds.

To those of you who care: thank you, honestly. I'm gonna start looking after myself and fix the various problems i have accrued over the years.
& to those of you quick to jump to conclusions, full of hate, or not worth my time, don't worry.

I'll never see you again. (P.S. I'm not gonna do anything stupid, to those that have read that as a suicide note. Just goes to show you that, something out of context, makes you jump to conclusions.)"

 

I am no longer a part of The Gospel Youth. After the worst week imaginable, full of hate, twisted stories and losing everything because of my actions, the final straw has broken. Please never take anything for granted. I give my thanks to anyone who's cared, supported or even spared a thought for me but this is goodbye. Enjoy your lives. I have a lot to say but most of you didn't give a shit when it mattered so whatever, what's done is done. I mean, fuck what I have to say, right? Finally, and if this is the only thing you take from this, please make sure that band get everything they deserve. They're some of the hardest working guys and this does not deserve to be their final chapter. They will be back with new music and if it's the stuff we were working on, it will blow your minds. To those of you who care: thank you, honestly. I'm gonna start looking after myself and fix the various problems i have accrued over the years. & to those of you quick to jump to conclusions, full of hate, or not worth my time, don't worry. I'll never see you again. (P.S. I'm not gonna do anything stupid, to those that have read that as a suicide note. Just goes to show you that, something out of context, makes you jump to conclusions.)

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