CONTENT WARNING: This story discusses alleged abuse and predatory behaviour.
Last week, comedian Alex Williamson went on a lengthy rant on his Instagram Stories after being accused of “abusive” and “predatory” behaviour by his ex-partner, TikTok star and singer Peach PRC.
“He is abusive, manipulative and predatory and has done absolutely vile things to not only myself but others who I won’t mention for their privacy,” Peach wrote on social media early in the week.
“He is literally TELLING you what he’s doing and disguising it as ‘dark humour’ this man is sick. He needs to be de-platformed at the very LEAST.”
Peach went on to accuse Williamson of physically attacking her during their relationship, saying he “pinned me down and choked me while I was drunk and passed out and you forced yourself on me.” She also accused him of “grooming” a 17-year-old girl.
Now, Williamson has been dropped from the lineups of both Sydney and Perth comedy festivals, where he was scheduled to perform shows as part of his Oi Mate! tour. Both festivals issued near-identical statements last Friday, 30th April, confirming that Williamson’s shows had been withdrawn from each program “in light of recent events.”
Williamson denied the claims last week, saying he “never laid a finger” on either Peach or another former partner, Gabby Goessling, and that he didn’t know “what the abuse is or… predatory behaviour is” that the singer was referring to. “I’m not grooming no 17-year-olds, I’m not fucking assaulting no women,” the comedian went on to say.
The events of last week also saw Williamson dropped from his management, More Talent, who confirmed they had terminated their relationship with the comedian due to his alleged behaviour.
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