May 19, 2013 . This page has received a huge amount of traffic from people searching for information about the allegations against Bob Brozman over the last weeks. thecountryblues.com is a music site. We do not wish to cause harm to the Brozman family nor to cast dispersions upon a man who was so admired as a musician. Nonetheless, there are credible allegations made by people who stand to lose a great deal if these allegations are proven untrue. Gary Atkinson, the president of Document Records, as well as Bob Brozman’s ex-wife, have come forth with very serious charges, including the assertion that several people, alleged longtime victims of child molestation, have filed criminal charges in court against Bob Brozman.
thecountryblues,com does not have firsthand information. Nonetheless, it seems unlikely that people close to Mr. Brozman would fabricate such profoundly serious public statements shortly after his suicide, in response to glowing published obituaries. Doing so would expose them to massive international libel lawsuits by the estate and ruin their own professional lives. Nor does it seem likely that a highly respected individual, like Gary Atkinson, would drag his own child into a public forum in this context. This matter will very likely not find a legal conclusion and “proof” may not be forthcoming. After Mr. Brozman’s suicide, any legal charges vanish because you cannot make a trial without a defendant.
If these allegations were untrue – meaning that there were actually no criminal charges pending against Mr. Brozman at the time of his suicide and all of this was a huge fabrication, we assume that by now someone would have vigorously objected to these claims. If anyone publicly and falsely accused someone of systemic child abuse over many decades, and published such allegations in any way, the normal response would be vigorous denials and outrage. In this case the family and the estate have kept uncharacteristically quiet. On the basis of these rather compelling testimonies by people close to the artist, and in absence of any denials by either the family, the estate or the legal system, we must assume that there is a high possibility that there is merit to the allegations.
Sadly, Mr. Brozman’s profile on this site has consequently been removed in solidarity with the victims. The dark cloud of this heinous matter overshadows his musical work and eradicates his personal legacy, and far exceeds the value of musical entertainment.