After the allegations against Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard came forth, and his team releasing a crappy statement, the band Hedley is taking an "indefinite hiatus" after their already scheduled tour.
Jacob himself spoke out on the matter now too. Here are some quotes from his lengthy statement in his own words.
I need to be completely clear: I have never engaged in non-consensual sexual behaviour in my life. Ever.
However, over the last 13 years, I have behaved in a way that objectified women. The way I’ve treated women was reckless and dismissive of their feelings. I understand the significant harm that is caused not only to the women I interacted with, but to all women who are degraded by this type of behaviour. I have been careless and indifferent and I have no excuse. For this I am truly sorry.
It’s time for me to change. I’ve decided to step away from my career indefinitely. I will honour my commitments to this tour, then will be taking a serious step back in order to make real changes in my life, seek guidance from family and continue to grow and learn from the amazing women in my life. I’m asking for a chance to prove that I can be the man you thought I was, the man I was raised to be.