Bassnectar announced on Friday (July 3) that he's taking a step back from his career. The DJ and artist, whose real name is Lorin Ashton, shared the news after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced in a Your EDM story as well as on Instagram, where an account has been collecting allegations. Some of the allegations appear to go back years.
"I am stepping back from my career and I am stepping down from my position of power and privilege in this community because I want to take responsibility and accountability," Ashton began in his statement, which he shared on social media. "I feel intense compassion for anyone I may have hurt. I truly hope you allow me a chance to work together toward hearing."