Mark Kozelek Denies Sexual Misconduct Claims

"I reject the false allegations and innuendo in the recent press"

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Aug 18, 2020

Mark Kozelek has addressed the recent sexual misconduct claims lodged against him in a recent Pitchfork feature, calling them "false allegations and innuendo."

On his website, the Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters songwriter posted a statement in response to the article, which saw three women lodge complaints against Kozelek.

"It is important that I publicly and unconditionally deny that I engaged in the inappropriate and disturbing incidents falsely depicted in the media," Kozelek's statement reads. "While I support the important work of addressing legitimate claims of sexual misconduct, I reject the false allegations and innuendo in the recent press."

He went on to add: "I have retained the legal counsel of Lavely & Singer to investigate and to pursue as necessary any claims against anyone participating to defame me in the media."

In the Pitchfork article, the songwriter was accused of allegedly exposing himself without consent, as well as forced a woman to touch him inappropriately and pressured a 19-year-old woman into non-consensual sex.

As of press time, no charges have been laid against Kozelek and no allegations have been proven in court.


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