Early Tuesday morning, Twitter user @punkdoll posted a series of iPhone screenshots detailing sexual misconduct between a friend of hers and drummer Mike Fuentes of popular metalcore band Pierce the Veil. In the note—which was shared by @punkdoll and penned by a friend who has elected to remain anonymous—the friend describes interactions with the musician dating back 10 years ago, when she was 15 and the pair connected over MySpace. They met in person following her 16th birthday at a show at Anaheim, CA’s Chain Reaction. There, she alleges, they began making out. Their interactions became sexual in nature at Warped Tour in Pomona, CA in 2008—when she was still 16. He was 24 at the time. Read the full account below:
An hour after the initial Tweets, @punkdoll posted a few blurred out, graphic images that appear to be of Fuentes’ crotch (the tattoos appear to be his) as, in her words, “receipts for all the skeptics.”
This news arrives just days after Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with minors. Clearly, something needs to change in the alternative rock scene.
We’ve reached out to @punkdoll and representatives for Pierce the Veil for comment, and will update this post if we hear back.