(AllHipHop News) Earlier this week Dirty Projectors member Amber Coffman accused high-profile music publicist Heathcliff Berru of sexual harassment. Coffman stated on Twitter, “Tired of sketchy ass dudes and sexual predators getting a pass from their ‘bros.’ Grow a spine and hold your friends accountable.”
Berru was the founder/CEO of Life or Death PR & Management, a company that represented Hip Hop acts such as Killer Mike, Mac Miller, and Odd Future. After more women publicly alleged being harassed by Berru, he resigned from Life or Death on Tuesday.
Former LoD client Killer Mike is now speaking out about the controversy. The Run The Jewels rapper posted a statement to his Facebook page.
Now that I’ve got everything in order, let me put this out here since my tweets didn’t convey my points/actions clearly.
Yesterday a.m. I read the story about Heathcliff. I called him immediately and ended our biz relationship. I also told him how wrong he was and how disappointed and ashamed I am of his actions and that he’s gotta take whatever’s coming. I also encouraged him to work on being a better human being.
I stand in solidarity with the women that have spoke out. No one should have to feel afraid for speaking out when wronged in any manner or feel like no cares about them. This is not ok. For the sake of clarity, I had no knowledge of any of this stuff prior to the story breaking yesterday a.m.
As for publicity moving forward- RTJ has always been repped by Biz3 and I will continue to work with Duncan Will (formerly of LoD) independently. He’s done nothing but be a great publicist to me.
Another point I want to make sure that comes across- Men have to be able to tell our friends and peers when they’re wrong. We cannot just say, it’s not my problem. We can’t expect ppl to improve if we’re not willing to hold them accountable and push them to be better.
Love and Respect.