Sorority Noise cancel shows as member denies rape accusation

The frontman was accused of raping a woman in a now-deleted Facebook post

Sorority Noise’s Cameron Boucher has denied that a rape accusation levelled against him is true.

The frontman was the focus of a now-deleted Facebook post by One Hundred Year Ocean’s Nicole Schoenholz, in which she wrote: “Fuck SN and OG because CB is a fucking scumbag who raped a friend of mine.” The initials OG refer to Boucher’s other band, Old Gray.

Though the Facebook post only referred to the musician by his initials, a Reddit user who claimed to be Schoenholz used his first name in a post on a thread about the allegations. “My friend stayed the night with Cam while he was in college and she woke up to Cam fucking her while she was asleep,” they wrote. “This isn’t a unique situation or one off ‘missed step’.”

In a statement, Boucher responded: “I am aware of the Facebook post that Nicole Schoenholz made late last night that has made its way to Reddit and other social media. I would like to firmly state that her accusations are false.

“I take accusations of sexual violence and nonconsent very seriously,” he continued. “Since last night, I have taken the time to have honest conversations with previous intimate partners and given them the room to share if they had any experiences with me that were nonconsensual or disrespectful in any way.

“Following those dialogues, I can confirm that the accusations against me are baseless. Please know I have handled with as much care and respect as possible. Thank you for reading this.”

Sorority Noise were scheduled to perform in the UK as the last leg of their tour before going on hiatus, but have cancelled the remaining shows. In a statement posted to their Twitter page, they wrote: “We are aware of the allegation against Cam that was posted on Reddit earlier today. Our team is doing its due diligence and looking into the matter as quickly as possible.

“In the meantime, we are no longer playing tonight’s show in London with The Wonder Years and will be removing ourselves from the remainder of the tour. We are looking after Cam and taking him to receive treatment to ensure his health at this time.”

The statement continued: “It is difficult for us to say more at this moment as the rest of us are doing our best to handle the situation immediately in front of us. We will make an update as soon as we have any more information and clarity to offer. We are sorry to let any of you down and extend our deepest regrets to those affected. Thank you.”

The band announced they would be going on hiatus last month, citing Boucher’s need to focus on his mental health as the reason behind it.

For help, advice or more information regarding sexual assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.