Yeah this is just terrible. Feel absolutely awful for the victim here. This is the first time that someone I’m quite close to has been at the center of something like this and I have no idea how he can come back, or if he deserves to. What can he say? Admit to it, apologise profusely, donate shit loads of money to survivor charities, or, be the subject of a police investigation because this person was FIFTEEN years old?
This music genre has a really horrible track record with treatment of women (as does everywhere in society at the moment) and it’s just so disappointing because Brand New always seemed smarter and like they were above it. Turns out Jesse Lacey has done things as shitty as the rest.
I’m surprised that a day later there haven’t been more people coming forward. There’s reasonable doubt that this behaviour was not a one off, and it’s sickening to think that while there was all the good Brand New/Jesse Lacey has done for the fans, the money and encouragement from that fan loyalty has resulted in the manipulation of potentially many young women.