Mo Troper Dropped by Label and Manager Following Abuse Allegations

Lame-O Records is no longer releasing a new album from Portland power-pop artist Mo Troper, the label announced on X. While the label cited only “recent information” as the reason for pulling Troper’s album, Lame-O concluded its message, “We are sending healing thoughts to Maya and victims of abuse everywhere.”

Lame-O’s announcement comes after Troper’s ex-partner, Maya Stoner of the band Floating Room, accused him of physical and psychological abuse in a recent series of social media posts. It also arrives as Troper’s manager, Luke Phillips, announced that he will no longer be working with the musician. In addition, Grandstand Media, the publicity firm that had been contracted by Lame-O to promote Troper’s work, confirmed to Pitchfork it has ceased promotion of the album.

In a series of posts on X, Phillips explained his decision to “step away from being Mo’s manager.” Phillips said that both Troper and Stoner are “people I consider friends,” and that, at one point, he was asked to officiate their wedding. “I believe Maya,” he wrote. “I hope everyone involved can take the steps to heal and grow from this, and I hope that those blindsided by these allegations like I was can find space to support each other through whatever they need going forward.”

Troper’s new album, Svengali, was originally scheduled for release on May 3. It was going to be his third project for Lame-O Records, and, as of publication, it is no longer available to purchase on the label’s website.

In the days following Stoner’s posts, Troper deleted his social media accounts on Instagram and X. He reactivated the accounts to share a statement responding to, and denying, the allegations of abuse.

If you or someone you know have been affected by domestic abuse, we encourage you to reach out:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
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This article was originally published on Monday, March 18, at 7:38 p.m. Eastern. It was last updated on Friday, March 22, at 12:54 p.m. Eastern.

Originally Appeared on Pitchfork