The Orwells announce split following allegations of sexual misconduct

The band announced their break-up via Twitter.

August 30, 2018
The Orwells announce split following allegations of sexual misconduct Mario Cuomo of The Orwells performs onstage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on June 4, 2017 in New York.   Theo Wargo/Getty

Chicago band The Orwells have announced their split in the same week they were forced to deny multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against three members of the group. A tweet from the group's official Twitter account sent on August 29 reads: "The Orwells have disbanded." The FADER has reached out for further information.

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On Monday the band canceled a show in Chicago after allegations against frontman Mario Cuomo, plus Henry Brinner, and Grant Brinner surfaced online. The band denied the allegations in a statement issued the same day.

The band members have been accused of sexual assault, sexual interactions with underage girls, and sending unsolicited nude photos and videos by multiple people.

See the tweet below:



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