Alex Fitzpatrick the founder of UK-based independent punk/metal/etc label Holy Roar Records, has released a statement following allegations of sexual assault, rape, and abuse made against him. Posting on his Facebook, Fitzpatrick denied the allegations against him, and resigned from his position at the label, saying he'd sought legal advice:
You may have been made aware of the devastating allegations against me on social media, the most serious of which have been made by women who I dated approximately 8 years ago. These allegations are false, and I am doing everything I can to clear my name. I immediately instructed solicitors to help me defend my name and reputation. For legal reasons, I am advised by my solicitors, at this stage, to refrain from making further comments. I have also resigned with immediate effect from my businesses to enable me to focus on clearing my name.