Joey Armstrong responds to sexual misconduct allegations

If you haven’t already heard, the Californian garage label Burger Records, and a stack of associated acts, are currently being called out for sexual misconduct.

Among those being accused are the founders of the label, as well as artists who are central to their network; The Growlers, SWMRS, The Abigails, Together Pangea, and heaps of others.

Following allegations of sexual misconduct by The Regrettes’ Lydia Night, SWMRS drummer Joey Armstrong has released a statement.

In a detailed Instagram post on Monday, The Regrettes lead singer Lydia Night accused SWMRS drummer Joey Armstrong of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct.

Now Armstrong, son of Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong, has released a statement responding to the allegations.

“I want to address Lydia’s Instagram post about our relationship,” Armstrong wrote in the post.

“While I don’t agree with some of the things she said about me, it’s important that she be allowed to say them and that she be supported for speaking out. I respect her immensely and fully accept that I failed her as a partner. I was selfish and didn’t treat her the way she deserves to have been treated both during our relationship and in the two years since we broke up. I have apologized to her privately and I hope she can forgive me, if and when she is ready to do so. I own my mistakes and will work hard to regain the trust that I lost.”

Check out the Instagram post below:


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