The hipster music scene is rarely a hotbed of scandal. But the Brooklyn coterie is being rocked by a series of accusations made by female musicians against a top publicist.
[email protected] broke the news online that Heathcliff Berru stepped down as CEO of Life or Death PR and Management after a slew of artists spoke out on social media.
After Amber Coffman, singer and guitarist for veteran Williamsburg band Dirty Projectors, tweeted Monday night that Berru had “rubbed her ass” at a bar a couple of years ago, she was joined by a chorus of other artists and industry figures.
By Tuesday, Berru — who, as well as a host of indie bands, repped mainstream acts, including Tyler the Creator and GZA — had resigned.
In a statement from “the rest of Life or Death,” the company said it has “a zero tolerance policy for the type of conduct alleged in today’s online postings. We take these allegations very seriously.”
The company added: “We are grateful to Heathcliff Berru for all the work he’s done to date and his creative vision at the company. We appreciate and support his decision to step down as CEO of Life or Death.”