Mikey Sawyer Cleared Of Domestic Abuse Charges; Will Stay As Frontman Of Miss Fortune

At the end of October, we reported that Miss Fortune‘s frontman, Mikey Sawyer, was arrested for domestic abuse. Hearing that phrase generally conjures images of battered women, so the internet immediately exploded and assumed the worst. After the news broke the band made a statement condemning Sawyer’s actions and Sumerian Records announced they dropped the group from their roster.

In the following weeks all parties stayed quiet on the matter, though Sawyer posted on Facebook that he has never hit a woman and the domestic abuse charge was against another man. Earlier this evening the band finally posted an official statement on what’s going on, and it seems that quite a few people have some apologizing to do.

The statement, which was written by Sawyer, lets fans know that the altercation took place between him and a 40-year-old man who was abusing Sawyer’s grandmother. He was subsequently arrested because there were visible injuries. He has since been exonerated though, and he will remain as the frontman of Miss Fortune. You can read the entire statement below. You can also find the original statement and a copy of the police record here.

Sumerian Records has not publicly confirmed if they will be resigning the band, but they did acknowledge his innocence.

Dear fans and friends alike, I promised that I would give a statement about my recent arrest and I apologize for the delay.
I wanted to have a few things in order before I addressed this publicly, but I believe now is the time.

I just want to start by saying that, on November 4th, I was exonerated of Domestic Assault & Battery charges.
The reason for that is simple: I’m innocent, and I always have been.
For the past week, I haven’t addressed the fans, Sumerian Records, or the media because I had not done what I have been accused of, and I knew that.

Instead, I endured the most brutal public humiliation that I’ve ever experienced in my 22 years on this Earth, but I hope to end that here.

On Friday, October 24th, I was arrested after getting into a fight with a 40-year-old man who was abusing my grandmother and I.
When police respond to a domestic dispute, it is mandatory that they make an arrest when there are injuries.

I am forever grateful to my band, my family, and the fans who have stood by me in this dark time of my life.
I also do not condone domestic violence of any kind, especially now that I have been the victim of it.
I sincerely apologize to everyone who had to miss us on The Get Real Tour with The Word Alive & The Color Morale.

I am still the lead singer of Miss Fortune and we are currently writing our second album, which will be self-titled.
Appropriate, isn’t it? Thank you guys for listening.

– Mikey Sawyer

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