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Lady of the House Founder Responds


Laila Mckenzie, the founder of femme-focused Lady Of The House, has been accused of “bullying, gaslighting, and harassment” from former associates. DJ duo Black Girl / White Girl have accused founder Laila Mckenzie of “unethical” treatment, which you can read here.

Laila has responded today:

I am aware of allegations made on social media about my behaviour.

These began with a statement made by the artists Black Girl White Girl (‘BGWG’). BGWG was recently booked by Lady of the House for an event. The relationship regrettably broke down over a commercial issue, the date for payment of a deposit – and not for any other reason. I was shocked and saddened by their subsequent public statement and personal attack on my character.

Since then, several industry publications have republished the allegations without taking sufficient (or in many cases, any) steps to verify the truthfulness of them. I wholly reject the allegations made. Lady of the House takes any allegations of this sort extremely seriously.

As such, key members of Lady of the House Advisory Board have conducted a swift and thorough review of the written communications underlying the allegations made by BGWG, and have found no evidence of any wrongdoing.

The matter is now in the hands of my solicitors, Brett Wilson LLP, and therefore it would not be appropriate for me to comment further at this stage, other than to say that I intend to take all necessary steps to protect my reputation, and the reputation of Lady of the House, and to ensure that Lady of the House can continue championing and empowering women in the electronic music industry.

I fully expect my reputation to be vindicated in due course. Lady of the House and I thank you for your ongoing support.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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