HipHopMagz Responds to Accusations of Defamation, Discrimination by Former Editor


The accusations of defamation and anti-gay discrimination brought against Billboard by Patrick Crowley’s lawyers are baseless.

After reviewing the evidence of Mr. Crowley’s misconduct, we remain completely comfortable with our decision to terminate his employment. Moreover, after being made aware of additional allegations of inappropriate behavior on his part, we once again would like to urge anyone with knowledge of similar misconduct to let us know about it, either email at or anonymously by phone at 1-800-461-9330. 

As an unequivocal supporter of the community of artists, Billboard condemns the effort by Mr. Crowley’s lawyers to intimidate his alleged victims into silence and we pledge to assist them in any way we can.