ORIGINAL STORY: Jesse Lacey, the frontman of Brand New, has been accused of soliciting nude pictures from a minor when he was 24 years-old.
The accusations came after Brian K. Diaz, a guitar tech for Guns N’ Roses and Fall Out Boy, wrote a post on Facebook saying, “So while we are on the topic of outing famous and semi-famous creeps, anyone want to speak up about Jesse Lacey from Brand New?”
Nicole Elizabeth Garey then came forward with a series of comments that were published on Uproxx with her permission.
“YES. 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,” she wrote.
“He knew what he was doing was sh*tty so he wouldn’t touch me until I was 19. I should’ve known better by then, but he had screwed me up so much psychologically that all I wanted was his approval. It fucked me up to the point that I STILL have nightmares and wakeup in a sweat. I still breakdown and have panic attacks when people play Brand New in a bar. JESSE LACEY IS A PIECE OF SH*T”
She further wrote that he, “MADE ME WATCH HIM MASTURBATE ON SKYPE,” further saying she has screenshots of the incident.
“They’re probably on a computer in my basement if I ever really wanted to rehash my past that much (I don’t think I do),” she said.
Following Garey’s comments Diaz took to social media once again to write, “There’s a very good chance Jesse Lacey from Brand New belongs on your radar.”
“Dude preyed on young girls when he knew better and long after. Maybe those records you hold in such high regard aren’t as important as young girls’ lives.”
Lacey or the band are yet to respond to the allegations.