Sexual misconduct: the singer of the band Hedley is the subject of an investigation in Toronto

News 16 March, 2018
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    Jacob Hoggard

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    Friday, 16 march 2018, 20:00

    Friday, 16 march 2018, 20:00

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    TORONTO – The Toronto police opened an investigation on the singer of the canadian band Hedley, Jacob Hoggard, following allegations of sexual misconduct.

    According to what was reported by the news channel CP24, the unit of the sex crimes of the police of the Queen City looks at the allegations that have been made by several women against the author-composer-interpreter of 33 years, a native of British Columbia.

    “I just spoke with the lead investigator in our unit of sex crimes and I can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation and that no charges have been brought for the time being”, said the spokesperson of the police Meaghan Gray.

    She did not want to confirm the identity of the complainants, but we do know that women in Toronto and Ottawa, claim to have been victims of inappropriate touching.

    It is in the social media that the first allegations of sexual misconduct were first raised against Hoggard and other members of the group Hedley. It was also question of sexual relations with young women.

    The group, which continues a national tour until 23 march, was first downplayed the allegations, before apologizing to the end of February after being ruled out of the ceremony of Juno Awards, the canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards. The members of the panel were nominated for three awards, an honour that has been removed, and they were ultimately not offered for delivery on the scene as it was originally intended.

    Note that the management team is Hedley dropped the group just two days after the first allegations had surfaced. The commercial radios were also put Hedley in the index, their songs turning now pretty much more on the waves.