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Mojo's Bar to close while co-owner Andrew Ryan leaves company over 'prior conduct'

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a man standing in front of a building: Andrew Ryan is leaving the company, administrators say. (ABC News: Evelyn Manfield) © Provided by ABC NEWSAndrew Ryan is leaving the company, administrators say. (ABC News: Evelyn Manfield)

The co-owner and managing director of one of Perth's premier live music venues, Andrew Ryan, will leave the company over "prior conduct" that made others "feel uncomfortable", administrators say.

Mojo's Bar in Fremantle also announced it would be closing temporarily while it dealt with the fallout.

The bar's management last week released a statement announcing Mr Ryan would no longer be a part of the bar's day-to-day operations.

Today it said it was working with Mr Ryan on his "orderly exit from the company".

"As we have previously advised, Mr Andrew Ryan has ceased his role with Mojo's and will not be returning," the statement said.

"In the short-term, and to enable these processes to be completed, we will be closing Mojos.

"When we re-open, it will be the Mojos that our community can be proud of.

"We are currently working with community organisations that will provide a forum for reporting and/or counselling for anyone who has felt unsafe at Mojos or around anyone associated with Mojos."

Last week the bar said Mr Ryan "has acknowledged that prior conduct has caused others to feel uncomfortable" and was "taking time to reflect and better himself."

The music bar, which helped launch the careers of Tame Impala, John Butler and many others, re-opened in June last year after it was forced to close for three months because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Previously known as the Stoned Crow, Mojo's has been a driving force of the WA music scene since the early 1970s.

It won most popular venue at this year's WA Music awards.

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