Datsik Dropped by Deckstar & Circle Talent Agency Following Sexual Assault Allegations
Deckstar and Circle Talent Agency on Thursday (March 15) cut ties with DJ/producer Datsik following allegations on social media of sexual assault while on tour. Allegations initially surfaced online on Wednesday. Datsik has also canceled the remainder of his Ninja Nation tour.
Various allegations have been spread across social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Billboard has reached out to the accusers and Datsik for comment and has not yet been able to verify any accounts.
“In light of recent allegations that have come forth, we have decided to sever our relationship with Datsik at this time,” reads a statement from Deckstar provided to Billboard. “Although we lack concrete information to confirm or deny these allegations, the nature and volume of the accusations demand swift and decisive action. We have always held ourselves and clients to the highest standards and believe that at this time it is in the best interest of our company and staff to move on.”
"In light of recent allegations, Circle Talent Agency, effective immediately, has severed all ties with Datsik," reads a statement from Circle Talent Agency provided to Billboard.
Datsik took to Twitter on Wednesday with a statement in response to the allegations.
"Yo everyone. This is a very serious matter to me," he wrote on Twitter before making his account private. "There have been recent allegations against me for things I have not done. I am a vibe reader. I hand out with a ton of people after every show, and always keep a positive vibe. I would never bend anyone against their will and I mean that shit. I'm an adult, I've seen and been thru it all. But these claims are shaking me to the core. The type of shit is detrimental to my persona as I truly take pride in being myself and being honest. I want everyone to know that I am being the best Datsik I can, as well as being the best Troy I can be. You should know that tour is a safe and fucking rad zone for us all. It really breaks my heart when people feel upset at the end of the day because I am a good person and would never take advantage of anyone. Let me be straight up. I don't condone that kind f behavior and I care about every single person that I meet, on the real. I know this is a sensitive subject and I am also a sensitive dude, so please say what u must but honestly I want u to know that this shit means the world to me. This is my life and my passion as I know it. I care so much about my fans and my music and what you all think of me. I will make a bigger effort to make sure that nothing I do will be misinterpreted in the future."
Datsik's Firepower Records label also announced his departure in a Facebook post.
On Friday morning (March 16), Ephwurd -- Datsik's side project with Bais Haus -- announced via Instagram that the project will now operate without Datsik.