The artist Alanna McArdle has actually officially taken out accusations of psychological and also sex-related misuse made versus previous Hookworms frontman Matthew Johnson in October 2018 in support of an additional lady, called L.
He consequently has actually withdrawn his libel suit versus McArdle.
In a statement posted to Twitter, McArdle composed:
The lawsuits brought by Matt Johnson versus Alanna and also L/XYZ has actually been taken out. Alanna has actually currently taken out the article from magazine. Alanna births Matthew no malignance and also wishes that he will certainly do what is required to proceed his songs job. The article has actually been removed. None of the celebrations will certainly make any type of additional discuss the situation.
Johnson has actually not released any type of remark.
McArdle had actually affirmed that L endured misuse from Johnson throughout a charming partnership they had in 2016. Johnson rejected the initial accusations.
Court papers from March 2020 reveal that Johnson was filing a claim against McArdle and also L for libel and also harmful fraud, declaring major injury to credibility and also “injury, distress and also embarrassment, in addition to loss and also damages”.
After the accusations ended up being public, the various other 4 participants of Hookworms revealed that the band would cease to exist, and also terminated all their future sh The.
The Leeds-based five-piece psychedelic rock band were authorized to Domino. Their last and also 3rd cd, Microshift, came to a head at No 18 in the UK cds graph.
Johnson has actually additionally functioned as a manufacturer for musicians consisting of the Ordinary Boys, Frankie and also the Heartstrings, Eagulls, Martha and also Hazard Coastline and also ran the now-defunct Leeds recording workshop Suburban Residence.