Charlie Walk is out as president of Republic Group, two months after being placed on leave by the label pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct brought by former colleague Tristan Coopersmith in an open letter published Jan. 29, which she said occurred during their time at Columbia Records. In February, four more women came forward in an article published by Rolling Stone which detailed further claims from women during Walk's time at Columbia, Epic and Republic, the latter of which he joined in 2013. Walk has denied all claims.
In a short statement obtained by Billboard, a rep for Republic said, “Republic Records and Charlie Walk have mutually agreed to part ways.”
In the Rolling Stone story, Walk released a statement that read, "I did not do these things and this is not who I am. Throughout my career I have always sought to conduct myself professionally and appropriately. It is upsetting to be presented with false claims from long ago that I know to be untrue and were never reported. I support the national discussion taking place right now because I believe fully in the importance in treating everyone with respect and dignity at all times."