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Hedley's Juno performance cancelled in wake of sexual misconduct claims

Hedley's Juno performance cancelled in wake of sexual misconduct claims
From CBC - February 14, 2018

The Junos have dropped Hedley from the televised awards bash as the rockers face allegations of sexual misconduct that they call "unsubstantiated."

Organizers of the annual music show say it was a joint decision with Hedley "after careful consideration of the situation."

After careful consideration of the situation and in discussions with the band, CARAS and Hedley have decided that the band will not be performing at the 2018 JUNO Awards.

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The move by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences came as band members issued a statement addressing claims of impropriety involving young fans

"We realize the life of a touring band is an unconventional one," reads the statement, which was issued mid-afternoon Wednesday, minutes before the Junos announcement.

"While we are all now either married or have entered into committed, long-term relationships, there was a time, in the past, when we engaged in a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock 'n' roll cliches. However, there was always a line that we would never cross."

The statement followed a flurry of claims on Twitter from anonymous users who alleged inappropriate encounters with the band. Some social media users called on the Juno Awards to drop Hedley as a performer at the upcoming show.

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