Saves the Day Singer Chris Conley Accused “Mental Abuse, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse of Power”
Saves the Day singer and co-founder Chris Conley has been accused of “mental abuse, sexual harassment, and abuse of power,” Lambgoat reports.
Conley’s accuser alleges that he met the singer when “he as in his mid-twenties and I was under the age of twelve” (his current age is not known at this time; Conley is currently 41). Prior to last year, “our dynamic has always been fan/artist.” He claims that he manipulated his admiration for him as a fan to lure him into a relationship, and eventually became so abusive that he’s had to seek out “professional help.”
In a statement, Conley confesses that the charges true — “all of this happened, and there are pictures to prove it” — and says that he “mistook what he thought were cues” for a romantic relationship, and subsequently “greatly mishandled a relationship with an old friend.” He also apologizes for taking “an unacceptable number of inappropriate missteps causing irreversible harm.”
You can read Conley’s full statement below.
Meanwhile, Saves the Day’s label, Equal Vision Records, has released the following statement of their own:
“Equal Vision Records take allegations of this nature very seriously. We are working diligently to uncover the truth behind what happened and our actions moving forward will reflect what we are able to find.”
Note: An earlier version of this article misgendered the victim as a young girl. It has since been fixed. Our apologies.