In February, singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless launched a statement alleging years of sexual harassment by Chicago musician Mark Panick, the home companion of Nan Warshaw, co-founder of Bloodshot Records, the Chicago label to which Loveless was signed. In response on the time, Warshaw apologized to Loveless for “any hell or even awkwardness” ensuing from her “actions or inactions” and wrote, “For the moment I’m going to step away from Bloodshot.” On Saturday, March 9, the label launched an announcement confirming that Warshaw has resigned.
The assertion continues, “Remaining co-founder Rob Miller, along with the entire highly dedicated staff, will continue the work of Bloodshot Records, while ensuring that the core values of the company are consistently represented by all associated with the label.”
In her unique assertion, Loveless wrote about Panick’s “casual predation,” which she says contains groping, verbal sexual harassment, and Facebook feedback “that would elicit texts from friends [saying], ‘Who is this person? Are you OK?’” In response to the allegations, Panick stated he “never set out to make anyone uncomfortable” and apologized “if anything I did made anyone feel unsafe and or uncomfortable.”