A second woman has come forward accusing Brand New’s Jesse Lacey of sexual misconduct with a minor. Last week Nicole Elizabeth Garey, 30, posted via Facebook about her personal experiences and being victimized by Lacey when she was a minor.
Another woman, Emily Driskill, was 16 years old when she first met Lacey in 2002; she’s now 32. A concert photographer, music journalist, and Brand New fan, Driskill says she was given Lacey’s instant messenger screen name by a mutual friend. The first time they met in person was for an interview, during which Lacey stared at her chest and made “lots of comments about [her] body and breasts,” Driskill tells Pitchfork. “He was the first person to ever tell me that I was hot. In hindsight as an adult woman, I know I was preyed on.”
In an account similar to Garey’s story, Driskill says that Lacey solicited her for nude photos starting when she was 17. He allegedly sent photos of himself undressing, subjected Driskill to “countless masturbatory video chat sessions,” and “attempted to manipulate [her] into engaging in sexual situations with other people, on camera, for his viewing pleasure.”
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