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Canadian DJ Datsik cancels all shows amid sexual misconduct allegations

Canadian DJ Datsik cancels all shows amid sexual misconduct allegations
From CBC - March 16, 2018

Canadian electronic music DJ Datsik is cancellinghis upcoming performance datesincluding shows in Toronto and Laval, Que. after allegations of sexual misconductagainst him arose on social media this week.

The 29-year-old EDM(electronic dance music) DJ and producer, whose real name is Troy Beetles, announced his withdrawal in a Facebook post on Thursday.

"The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind of emotion and reflection. In light of the recent allegations against me, I am cancelling all the remaining tour dates and pulling myself off all future festivals," Beetles wrote in a short statement.

"To anyone who has supported me, has faith in me or has offered to help me, I thank you."

Earlier this week, claims from anonymous users arose on Twitter and Facebook, alleging Beetles had behaved inappropriately with female fans.

Beetles denied the allegations in a statement posted to Twitter on Wednesday.

"There have been recent allegations against me for things I have not done," Beetleswrote in the postbefore changinghis account to private status.

"I do not condone that kind of behaviour."

Hoggard has denied the allegations.Hedley has continued on its current tour, but announced it would take "an indefinite hiatus" afterward.

Managers, label cut ties

Kelowna, B.C.-born DJ andproducer Beetles began his music career about a decade ago. He'ssince grown into a prominent name in EDM, having releasedmultiple full-length albums and performedat music festivals such asCoachella, Ultra and Electric Zoo.

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