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Ariel Pink accused of sexual misconduct just days after he was dumped from record label

After admitting that he attended the violent Trump rally at the Capitol building, Ariel Pink has been dropped from his record label Mexican Summer.

Update: Just days after he was dropped from his record label, Ariel Pink has been accused of sexual misconduct, abuse, and harassment by former girlfriend and bandmate, Charlotte Ercoli Coe.

“I began dating [Pink] in 2015, when I was 19 and [Pink] was 38,” Coe wrote in her legal declaration. “It was a tumultuous relationship, characterized by a power imbalance: [Pink] was 19 years older than me; [Pink] was famous, and I was not; [Pink] was established in the music business, while I was just beginning my music career.”

Ariel Pink
Photograph: Patrick Kwon

Pink (a.k.a. Ariel Marcus Rosenberg) was exposed attending the rally in a now-deleted photo posted on social media. Pink confirmed on his Twitter that the person was, in fact, him, however, denied that he was part of the violent mob that stormed the Capitol.

Less than two days after confirming his attendance, Pink’s record label, Mexican Summer, publicly announced that they would be terminating their working relationship with the musician, due to “recent events.”

Mexican Summer worked with Pink on his 2017 album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson and recently released his Ariel Archives release: a reworked and remastered edition of Underground and Loverboy. 

Pink’s support towards Trump has never been a secret, with the artist posting that Trump was the “genius of our time” back in October 2020.

It can only be assumed that his attendance at the rally was one step too far for Mexican Summer to handle.