Dear Jody Gerson,

I'm putting out this post to address a certain situation going on here in the Netherlands.

It's about Jorik Scholten (better known by his artist alias Lil' Kleine) and follows another unfortunate event regarding his persona – this time it's domestic violence. He is currently signed to Dutch major label Top Notch – which Universal Music Group Publishing, the company in which you're holding the CEO position – the first female CEO at this particular scale (credit where credit is due in this male dominated industry!)

There is clear evidence that domestic violence happened. The latest statement from their side is that 'due to lack of evidence' Jorik is free to leave Ibiza (the whole thing happened there).

Which is unfortunately true – the charges have been withdrawn by Jaimie Vaes, his partner and mother of their son.

Like said, there have been a wide range of events on this kind of behavior – whether it did or did not involve Jorik. Top Notch has a well known history with various ways (or lack) of supporting 'certain actions' done by their artists.

Point I'm trying to make: are you sure Universal Music Group Publishing (and thus including you as a CEO) wants their name attached to stuff like this? Are you aware of things like this happening at a company you are providing the publishing needs for?

I got a big feeling this isn't the case – mostly due to regional borders. Luckily: the internet is available at a larger scale!

I hope this will reach you and/or Universal Music Group one way or another. I really do feel issues like these need and should be addressed.

Violence isn't right at all – domestic violence is in the same category for me.

Take care!

Kind regards,