On Monday 16th November, we made a statement that has since been included in several news articles. At that time Rodney P had denied the allegations made against him. The statement he later made included information that we had previously been unaware of: the incidents he referred to and his previous conviction for domestic abuse.
Myvanwy Evans posted on social media around the time of Rodney P’s Jazz Funk documentary on BBC Four in July 2020: this was the first Tru Thoughts knew about the allegations. In discussions at that time Rodney P told us the allegations were false. Presented with completely contradictory information on such a serious nature – these allegations and a complete denial of them – we felt it was important for the correct authorities to investigate this, we did not feel qualified to investigate such a serious issue but monitored the situation.
We have since suspended our work with Rodney P and have no plans to release music from him.
We hope there is a resolution for all those involved.
We would like to reiterate that we take domestic abuse very seriously and we do not condone abusive behaviour in any way.