A few days ago, sexual misconduct and grooming allegations began surfacing via social media involving ex-Issues vocalist Tyler Carter. Almost immediately Issues released a statement via social media regarding these allegations and providing the following statement:
— ISSUES (@issues) September 2, 2020
At the time, it was unclear exactly whether Issues had kicked out Carter or the other remaining members had left and leaving Carter as the only member. Today, Carter released a statement responding to the sexual misconduct allegations and confirmed his departure from Issues.
Taking to social media to share a lengthy statement, Carter acknowledges that he has “no doubt made mistakes…crossed boundaries…and had trouble with understanding influence and power dynamics.” He later on denies any allegations of physically assaulting anyone; however, he admits that he has “escalated conversations and abused my power.”
Read his full statement, in which he also addresses his dismissal from Issues, below.