Without wanting to seem like I’m defending Matt Mondanile in any way at all, I’m not sure I buy the whole ‘whistle blower forced band into a confession’ angle. If the band genuinely knew and simply didn’t care about Mondanile’s behavior, surely they would have just kicked their (third) drummer out of the band, rather than their lead guitarist and founding member.
Again, not trying to defend anything that has gone on for a single second, and as I’ve said already, this episode reflects very badly on the band. However, I’m not sure they could (or should) have done much more besides kicking him out. Going public with the full reasons without obtaining the consent of Mondanile’s victims, runs the risk of creating a seriously traumatising situation for people who may just be trying to get on with their lives. My view (and people may well disagree) is that the well being of his victims has to take precedence over anything else. All of this said, I am glad that this is public now, if only because it could protect others