Read published sex chats
I completely understand it is not incumbent upon anyone else to see situations like this through that lens, and I mean to inflict no harm in presenting my experience. “Support survivors always,” the band shared on Twitter.
Brand New recently released their fifth album, In an effort to address recent events and the public conversation currently happening, I feel it is important to make a clear and personal statement.
Early on in my life, I developed a dependent and addictive relationship with sex.
I was scared of it, ashamed, and unwilling or unable to admit it, and so it grew into a consistent and terrible problem.
And I am sorry for how often I have not afforded women the respect, support, or honesty that they deserved, and which is their right.
I believe in the equality and autonomy of all, but in my life I have been more of a detriment to these ideals than an advocate.
The actions of my past have caused pain and harm to a number of people, and I want to say that I am absolutely sorry.
I apologize for the hurt I have caused, and hope to be able to take the correct actions to earn forgiveness and trust.
I had not heard the story prior to it being made public yesterday.
I’m heartbroken for her & for every person who absorbs & subsequently has to figure out how to live with this type of trauma.
In two consecutive comments, Garvey wrote: He solicited nudes from me starting when I was 15 and he was 24.
Manipulated the hell out of me, demanded specific poses/settings/clothing, demeaned me, and made it clear that my sexuality was the only thing I had to offer.