Following an apology for lewd, intoxicated behavior and his subsequent admittance to sexually harassing a staff member of the Loves Saves The Day Festival in Bristol over the weekend, Jackmaster has been dropped from the line-up for the previously announced, upcoming show at Motion.
Bristol venue Motion took to Twitter to announce their "mutual" agreement to remove Jackmaster from the upcoming In:Motion event, scheduled to take place on September 18 with Amelie Lens and Floating Points also billed. "As always, Motion operates a zero tolerance policy toward any behaviour of this kind," their statement reads.
Jackmaster's apology also acknowledged the aforementioned "mutual" decision: "Out of respect to those involved, I will not be returning to Bristol to perform for the duration of this year. I hope to be back next year."
1/3— Motion Bristol (@MotionBristol) August 17, 2018
In light of recent events, news on Resident Advisor and as a mark of respect to those affected, Motion and Jackmaster have mutually agreed for Jack to not appear at our upcoming This Is In:Motion event.
In his latest statement, Jackmaster admitted to being "abusive" and "attempting to kiss and grab people against their will." He explained that the behavior in question occurred during a GHB-induced blackout, a drug he says he's "struggled with for some time."
He's since met with the staff affected to apologize and has since offered a public explanation and apology as well. "I am truly disgusted and ashamed of myself, and I do not wish to use my substance abuse as an excuse for my actions," he writes. "This type of behaviour should not be tolerated—and was completely out of character from me. I have let myself, staff at the festival and those closest to me down. Although I don’t recognise the person recounted to me, I alone take full responsibility for my actions and the effect on those involved."