Katie Armiger is once again being sued by her former label, Cold River Records. She has set up a GoFundMe campaign in order to help with legal fees and to explain what has been happening.
The label filed a lawsuit in 2016 “for refusing to perform the remainder of her contracts with the label,” which resulted in Armiger responding with a countersuit. According to the Boot, the singer-songwriter claimed the men in power of the label forcibly shut her out of her social media accounts announced she was leaving country music without her consent.
Armiger wrote on her GoFundMe page:
“I was harassed, propositioned, and even assaulted by powerful men in the industry. When I was vocal about these instances, my concerns were dismissed. It was disheartening.”
After a Fox News article was written about Armiger’s sexual assault allegations amidst the Harvey Weinstein scandal breaking out, Cold River Records released a public statement:
“After the article came out, my former label chose to respond publicly…. They stated that they wished me the best and hoped I would move on with my career…. Privately, though, they filed another lawsuit against me in hopes of silencing my voice.”
Armiger states that all the funds from her GoFundMe page will go towards her legal fees, and any surplus will be donated to the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville.