Beach Slang Break Up After Frontman James Alex Is Accused of ‘Emotional and Psychological Abuse’ by Former Manager

    Warning: This article discusses acts of self-harm and alleged abuse.

    Philadelphia rock outfit Beach Slang have announced their break up after frontman James Alex was accused of emotional abuse. The allegations were made by the band’s former manager Charlie Lowe, who accused the frontman of emotional, psychological, and narcissistic abuse in a series of tweets last week. “I have learned he sells his too-kind-to-be-true persona to hide that he is truly the most selfish horrible person I will ever meet,” Lowe wrote. “I was diagnosed with C-PTSD from how he treated me.”

    Yestreday (January 11), James’ family shared a statement via Beach Slang’s Instagram, revealing that the band had broken up and that Alex is “now in an inpatient facility after attempting to take his life.” James is currently being treated for “Bipolar Disorder, Paranoid Schizophrenia, and now Borderline Personality Disorder.”

    “Yes he had moments of compulsiveness, emotional instability, and chaotic relationships, but none of his actions were intentional or meant to hurt or harm anyone,” the family wrote. “They were an unfortunate result of unimaginable childhood trauma, violent physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and years of untreated resultant severe mental health issues.”

    Lowe responded to Beach Slang’s statement on Twitter, writing, “PSA past trauma isn’t a blank check to perpetuate more trauma. Thanks for, again, another manipulation tactic RE the BS ‘statement’ on IG.” She also noted that the “‘statement’ contains no apology whatsoever nor does it mention me at all, effectively silencing me as the victim & putting the spotlight right back on James for sympathy. It’s unreal how fucking gross this is & continues to be.”

    Below, find the allegations, Beach Slang’s full statement, and Charlie’s response in chronological order.


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    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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