Now, two women-including one who first made her alleged experiences with Lacey public in a widely-shared Facebook thread on Friday-have spoken to Pitchfork about their interactions with him as teenagers, which they say included the relinquishing of nude photos and non-consensual physical contact. What a fucking disgusting pervert!
The accusation first came out on November 10 on Facebook by former the Reunion Show bassist and current guitar tech for Guns N' Roses Brian Diaz wrote a status 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?".
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Lacey responded over the weekend with a blanket apology for his behavior, without admitting to any specific allegations.
"I hope I can show humility, and that the pain I have caused people can heal", Lacey wrote.
The band's touring guitarist, Kevin Devine, additionally tweeted that, "I've decided I won't be making the trip to the UK & Ireland this week, neither to play in Brand New nor to do my own set in Dublin". Other women also came forward in the thread with similar allegations against Lacey when they were minors.
Jesse Lacey of Brand New performs in City Park on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in New Orleans. "I do not stand in defence of myself nor do I forgive myself".
Now, touring guitarist Kevin Devine has made a decision to drop his support of the tour as well. The band had also suggested that Science Fiction would be their last album. "And I am sorry for how often I have not afforded women the respect, support, or honesty that they deserved". I love my family with an intensity and realness that I have never felt before, and as a husband and a father I have been granted the opportunity to wake up each day with the intent to serve my family and the people around me, and to feel, for the first time that I have objective.
"Early on in my life, I developed a dependent and addictive relationship with sex", Lacey, who is now married to seamstress Andrea King, wrote in a lengthy Facebook post from Brand New's account. "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".