Day for Night festival’s creditors have removed Omar Afra from any ownership or involvement in the Texas event following the multiple sexual assault allegations made against him.
The Houston-based festival has released the news on Sunday, August 12th, stating that they “were shocked and saddened to hear of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Day For Night founder, Omar Afra” and adding that they “stand with all victims of abuse“.
Two women have accused Afra, Veronica Ramos and Phoenix Hamilton, posting on Facebook that the festival’s founder sexually assaulted them. Ramos revealed that Afra forcibly kissed and groped her at the Free Press office in October 2010, following a concert she had photographed at Fitzgerald’s, a nightclub he owned.
While Hamilton claimed that he forcibly kissed her after the two struck up a conversation about a job opportunity with Day for Night Festival in 2017.
Afra has responded on Facebook denying all the allegations, calling them “lies and fabrications,” adding, “In the recent years I have veered away from what I knew was right and caused pain to those around me including family and friends. I am most sorry to Andrea, a woman that has stood by me for 20 years now. Because of this, I have been in therapy for over a year and have been doing some real work on myself and trying to get back on the path of focusing on the real me; a man who loves his family and wants to do right by people.“