Two women have accused Omar Afra of sexual misconduct
The creditors of a Texas music and arts festival have cut ties with its founder following claims of sexual assault.
In a Facebook post shared on Sunday (August 12), Day for Night creditors passed on a message that they were “shocked and saddened” to hear the allegations and had decided to cut Afra from any ownership or involvement in the festival.
He wrote: “I have no choice but to fight back against allegations that are patently false.”
Ramos, who said she had a professional relationship with Afra due to her photography work, claimed that Afra forcibly kissed and groped her at the Free Press office in October 2010 after she photographed a concert at Fitzgerald’s, a nightclub owned by Afra.
In her Facebook post Ramos wrote: “I was afraid, in shock and felt unsafe in my own city and creative community.
“I gave up on my passion for photography. My career and personal life completely changed. I moved across the world to Africa to get as far away as possible.”
Hamilton claimed that Afra forcibly kissed her after talking to him about a job opportunity at Day for Night. She said the incident happened in October 2017.
The future of the festival is unclear.