Sexual Misconduct in Music: The Fan Perspective

So often when allegations of sexual misconduct come to light, the media shares the stories of the survivors and the response statements from the artists. Rarely do we hear from the fans of these artists who are also affected by the allegations. 

In this episode, we hear the stories of four fans who were left in the aftermath of these allegations, from processing their own personal heartbreak to deciding whether or not to continue supporting the artist. Their stories span a range of genres and decades, showing how deep sexual misconduct runs and the hurt it causes. 

We want to give a special thank you to Zoeybell, Lizzie, Kelly and Steph for trusting us to share their stories.

!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we’ve picked up and cited kindly for you below  // If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in greater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million

Sources for Sexual Misconduct in Music: The Fan Perspective

The Regrettes’ Lydia Night Accuses SWMRS’ Joey Armstrong of Sexual Misconduct (Rolling Stone by Ryan Reed, 2020)

SWMRS drummer Joey Armstrong responds to sexual misconduct allegations (NME by Charlotte Krol, 2020)

Emo Musician William Control (Ex-Aiden) Accused of Running “Sex Cult,” Police Decline to Prosecute (Pitchfork by Matthew Strauss & Amy Phillips, 2018)

William Control Response to Sexual Allegations, Claims to Share Proof of Innocence (Metal Insider, April 2019)

The Truth about Sarka and the proof that she lied. (William Control’s YouTube)

The truth about Vitoria (Victoria) and the proof that she lied. (William Control’s YouTube)

The truth about Stormie and the proof that she lied. (William Control’s YouTube)

The truth about Kate and the proof that she lied. (William Control’s YouTube)

The truth about William. (William Control’s YouTube)

Set It Off Dismisses long-time Bassist, Austin Kerr ( by Katelyn Fatzler, 2015)

Former Set It Off Bassist Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations (Alt Press, May 20 2015)

Ex-Set It Off Bassist Austin Kerr Posts New Statement on Sexual Harassment Allegations (Alternative Press, June 8 2015)

Set It Off Release Statement Following Allegations Against Member (Alt Press, 2019)

Set It Off Guitarist Dan Clermont Exists Band After Five-Month Hiatus (Alt Press, 2019)

Cody Carson asks All Time Low to Sing if He Can Sing Them (Cody Carson on YouTube, 2008)

Cody Carson Sings “Coffee Shop Soundtrack” with All Time Low (via YouTube, 2008)

Melissa Schuman Accused Backstreet Boy Nick Carter of Rape. And Then ‘The Vultures Came Out.’ (The Daily Beast by Amy Zimmerman, 2018)

Nick Carter won’t be charged in sexual assault case (CNN by Lisa Respers France, 2018)

Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell Scoffs At Nick Carter Rape Accuser As ‘Fame Seeker’ (Huffington Post by David Moye, 2018)

Nick Carter Once Investigated For Sexually Assaulting Fan, 20, at House Party (Radar Online, 2017)

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