More than seven women in the music industry -- artists and industry figures alike -- have come forward in the last 48 hours accusing Berru of sexual harassment over the past several years. Monday night (Jan. 18), Dirty Projectors vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Amber Coffman tweeted about being harassed in a bar by a popular music publicist, later naming Berru as the perpetrator (Coffman's tweets can be seen here). Shortly afterward, more women came forward with either words of support or stories of their own, including Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, Little Empire Music's Christy Merriner, musician Roxy Lange, Danger Village publicist Beth Martinez, Bonnaroo coordinator Martika Finch and several more.
Tuesday afternoon, Life or Death released a statement announcing that Berru had resigned as CEO of the company, and later that night Berru released a statement apologizing to "those who I have offended by my actions and how I have made certain women feel," adding that he was entering rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. As the allegations came to light, artists such as Wavves, Diiv, Kelela, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Fossils and wet all announced they would cease working with Life or Death. Killer Mike has also weighed in on the situation, expressing support for the victims and hope that Berru can be "a better human being."
Read Dierl's tweets below.