Andrew Ryan, a co-owner of popular Fremantle, WA live music venue Mojo’s Bar, will cease involvement with the venue, according to a statement issued by the venue over the weekend, due to “prior conduct that has caused others to feel uncomfortable.”
On Saturday, 3rd April, Mojo’s made a post on their Facebook page confirming that Ryan will no longer be involved with the running of the bar.
“Mojo’s Bar prides itself on being a safe and inclusive venue. Part of this is recognising flaws and acting on concerns. In light of recent events Andrew will be ceasing all operational duties with Mojo’s,” the statement reads.
“He has acknowledged that prior conduct has caused others to feel uncomfortable. He is taking time to reflect and better himself. Mojo’s will support him as he works through this. Mojo’s commitment to safety is absolute. We want you to know we hear you, and we encourage you to talk with us.”
Mojo’s Bar prides itself on being a safe and inclusive venue. Part of this is recognising flaws and acting on concerns….
Management did not elaborate on the specific details of Ryan’s alleged behaviour. Yesterday, musician Riley Pearce withdrew from a planned show at Mojo’s that was set to take place that evening, citing “certain events” that had “come to light” surrounding the venue.
“I’m in full support of creating safe venues and calling out bad behaviour,” Pearce continued. “Music is supposed to bring people joy, connect a community and ease suffering.”
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