"We are deeply saddened and upset to hear of the actions of John St. Cyr of Woozy. This is new information to us (and Kara and Ian of Woozy) and we absolutely can not support or condone that type of action.In a statement, the band wrote the following:
In order to stand with the sexual assault survivor Katryn, we as a label are withdrawing our support of Woozy. We want to thank Katryn for her bravery in taking action to shine light on her experience."
Woozy is no longer a band. It is against everything the two of us stand for to expose our friends and fans across the country to harm or suffering. To expose those who have already suffered from our actions, through selfishness or ignorance, to our continued presence would be an attack itself. We will not subject anyone to that hurt. This band will not tour again.Exploding In Sound — a label that also released music from the band — has announced it also will no longer work with Woozy: "There's no room for tolerance of this kind of behavior. This is disgusting and unforgivable and we offer our support to Katryn and anyone going through a similar situation. These kind of things are not okay and it needs to stop."
It is everyone's responsibility to stand with victims of sexual violence, even those whose loved ones commit such evils. Especially the loved ones. We are the ones who must hold John and ourselves accountable for what has happened, and we fully intend to.