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Iron Reagan Bassist Robert Skotis Ousted From His Restaurant Business Amid Allegations (Updated)


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Update: January 14th, 2020 04:00 PM:

Skotis himself has issued a statement in regards to the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. Speaking via his social media today, January 14th, he offered:

“Dearest friends,

As some of you know, I have recently been blindsided by a baseless attack from an anonymous twitter account. This is a nameless and faceless account, whose sole purpose is to smear local RVA business owners.

Unfortunately, this slanderous accusation has created enough noise to cause me to be alienated from my beloved restaurant, and compelled me to at least temporarily step back from my role in Iron Reagan.

This entire episode has been unspeakably painful and confusing. The one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that no part of this allegation is true.

I strongly encourage everybody to consider the source of these fabrications and ask that you do not rush to judgement. Thank you friends and family, for continuing to support me through this difficult time.

Love Rob

Original Story:

The Cobra Cabana Consortium in Richmond, VA have announced that they have severed ties with Iron Reagan bassist Robert Skotis after hearing troubling allegations against him. Though they weren’t specific as to what allegations they heard, the restaurant/bar consortium publicly announced earlier this week that they had severed ties with Skotis. To that end, they have released him from their employ and are also ejecting him from his residence above The Cobra Cabana location.

They mention that they are also in the process of finalizing paperwork to have him removed from any ownership stake in the businesses. Seemingly, these apparent allegations of sexual misconduct would be among those in question.

The aforementioned consortium issued the below public statement on Skotis‘ removal:

“As of 5:00pm today, Monday January 13th, 2020, The Cobra Consortium Corporation doing business as Cobra Cabana and Sliceoftheaction Corp doing business as Hot For Pizza has severed ALL ties with Robert Skotis. He is no longer employed at, no longer resides above Cobra, and as soon as the paperwork is finalized he will no longer be an owner of either company or business.

We have always considered Cobra a safe haven and will continue to provide a safe place for everyone. We believe victims, we heard the allegations and the decision was made to immediately part ways. We cannot speak to the validity of the accusations, but we most certainly know that they have nothing to do with the remaining officers of the company.

Looking forward, we do sincerely hope that everyone knows we will continue to provide and give back to the Carver community in the many ways that we have since we started. We love Richmond and continue to pledge our loyalty and commitment to making it a safer place for us all.

Sincerely,
Josh Novicki CC, HFP Herbie Abernethy CC, HFP Al Copeland, HFP”

Neither Skotis nor Iron Reagan appear to have publicly responded to the allegations as of yet.

[via Lambgoat]

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