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News July 22, 2022

Super Cruel Members Face Common Assault Charges in Brisbane

Executive Editor, B2B & Print
Super Cruel Members Face Common Assault Charges in Brisbane
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The two members of electronic duo Super Cruel, Jesse Sewell and Matthew Khabbaz, are facing charges of assaulting a woman over an alleged incident.

Sewell and Khabbaz each face one count of common assault.

The incident happened March 4, 2019, after a Super Cruel gig at The Tivoli on Brunswick Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, police alleged.

According to court documents, the pair were charged in June last year by Fortitude Valley CIB.

The matter was mentioned in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Sewell and Khabbaz were both granted an application to cross-examine two witnesses at a committal hearing in November.

In May 2017, Super Cruel announced a swag of new signings.

Village Sounds inked them for live bookings, Mutual Friends’ Benjamin James and Stefan Emslie signed the pair to a management deal (but cut ties in 2019), and Warner Music Australia signed them to a label deal.

Six months later, BMG announced it had signed writer and producer Khabbaz – better known under his Tigerilla moniker – to a global publishing deal along with the Super Cruel catalogue. However, they no longer appear on BMG website.

Khabbaz’s songwriting and producing credits include Mallrat’s ‘For Real’, which reached No.1 on Hype Machine and was featured in a Google Pixel phone ad.

According to The Courier Mail, Sewell and Khabbaz have not yet been required to enter a plea however Sewell has indicated through his lawyer that he will plead not guilty.


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