Break the Floor’s Travis Wall being dropped by management

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US manager has denied accusations of non-consensual kissing and oral sex Travis Wall, the former lead of Break the Floor, is being dropped from his management company…

Break the Floor's Travis Wall being dropped by management

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US manager has denied accusations of non-consensual kissing and oral sex

Travis Wall, the former lead of Break the Floor, is being dropped from his management company Break the Floor following an investigation into allegations of “non-consensual kissing and oral sex”.

A spokesperson for the music group said it had been informed by the performer that he will no longer be available to them.

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The statement added: “The band and management did not in any way encourage or condone Travis’s actions.”

Wall played lead guitar and worked as a producer for Break the Floor.

The production company has been added to a raft of more than 200 acts who have previously settled with regulators over sexual harassment claims.

Florence + the Machine, Taylor Swift, Travis Scott, Skrillex and Drake were among those who in recent years agreed to pay out settlements over claims they behaved inappropriately towards female employees.

Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos has claimed that an investigation carried out by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences found that Grammy organisers had been guilty of “cover-up”.

A spokesperson for the group said: “We have a zero tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment and we have policies in place to protect any employees from such incidents.

“Moreover, we will have zero tolerance for any of our employees engaging in any such behaviour while on tour. This conduct is unacceptable and unacceptable. It is our hope that such conduct does not occur by any of our employees on our tour and we trust our staff will use this opportunity to reflect on their actions.”

A source with knowledge of Break the Floor’s current production told BBC Radio 5 live that the alleged abuse took place while the group was on tour.

The crew had been “controlled” by Wall and were “subjected to all of the sexual pressure she had to put up with”.

Brooke Carpenter, a Break the Floor touring member, told US radio show Arizona King that she reported the behaviour to the management but nothing was done.

“He would literally have people put their heads in his lap, him and the guys, without even consent, just to get me out of the way,” she said.

Wall denied the accusations.

“During Break the Floor’s early days, I treated everyone like family, which I still do today,” he said in a statement.

“What has been reported is untrue and hurtful. While Break the Floor’s relationship with Travis has ended, I would never take advantage of anyone under any circumstances and I appreciate all of the support I’ve received from friends, family and fans.”

Break the Floor performed in Glastonbury last year and their next concert is in Cardiff on Friday, which Wall was also due to appear at.

It is thought that the allegations will not affect the line-up.

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