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Canadian singer-songwriter Matthew Good has been accused of being a “serial abuser” by his ex-girlfriend, Toronto-area mannequin and music producer Hayley Mather.
Mather posted a prolonged message to her Instagram web page on Feb. 3 outlining her allegations, which embody infidelity, sexual coercion and psychological abuse.
“Matt Good is a serial abuser,” she wrote. “… Throughout our relationship, I had been cheated on regularly (unknowingly, apart from one event through which I regrettably forgave him), always lied to, sexually coerced, groomed, emotionally and mentally abused and manipulated.
“All the pieces that occurred was consensual, nevertheless, I used to be informed that fulfilling his fantasies had been a method to convey our relationship nearer collectively and that it might convey larger intimacy between he and I.
“It didn’t convey us nearer collectively.”
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She went on to name him a “serial liar,” and stated he manipulated her regardless of realizing that Mather was weak, affected by post-partum melancholy following the start of her daughter. In response to Mather, she and Good broke up about one month in the past.
International Information has reached out to Mather for extra info, however as of this writing she has not responded. In her social media put up, she says she’s “not prepared to inform (her) full story,” and descriptions how she “ended up having a psychological breakdown and needed to take a go away from work” because of his alleged abuse.
International Information and ET Canada have each reached out to representatives for Good for remark.
Bernie Breen Administration, which at one level managed the singer, wrote to International Information and stated the company “now not represents Matthew Good. No additional feedback and/or statements shall be made.”
It’s unclear when or why they parted methods.
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Mather claims that she’s been approached by roughly 12 different ladies with comparable tales of abuse and mistreatment. Once more, this has not been confirmed or corroborated by International Information.
On Mather’s Instagram, she additionally displayed an e-mail allegedly despatched from Good himself in a separate put up.
She stated Good wrote to her on Dec. 30 of final 12 months, attacking her character and occupation whereas seemingly attempting to elucidate his actions and behavior.
“There are an excellent many issues I can fairly simply be accused of,” he allegedly wrote to her, partly. “And nearly all of it’s true. However then, you’d should have lived my life to know why these issues exist.”
At one level, Good — if he’s the author of the e-mail — allegedly referred to a possible suicide try.
“I’m who I’m, which is clearly a fairly f—ed up individual,” reads the e-mail. “You don’t have to inform me that. I’ve tried to bump myself off as a result of I do know that’s my actuality.”
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Good’s music label, Warner Music Canada, launched a press release on Thursday afternoon in response to the accusations.
“Warner Music Canada has seen the latest allegations in opposition to Matthew Good and take them very severely. We’ve got parted methods with Matthew Good,” reads the assertion.
Burnaby-born Good, now 49, was the frontman for alt-rock group Matthew Good Band, which broke up in 2001 after the discharge of their ultimate album, The Audio of Being. Throughout its heyday within the late ’90s and early ’00s, the Matthew Good Band was one of the crucial common bands in Canada, amassing a number of Juno nominations and a loyal fanbase.
Since then, Good had been touring as a solo artist. Prior to now he’s suffered from dependancy issues and was identified with bipolar dysfunction greater than 10 years in the past, based on a number of revealed reviews and his personal accounts.
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