Ex-Make Them Suffer Vocalist/Keyboardist Booka Nile Denies Sexual Assault Allegations: “This Matter Is Now In the Hands of the Authorities”
Last week, we reported that Australian deathcore outfit Make Them Suffer had parted ways with vocalist/keyboard player Booka Nile after sexual assault allegations against her emerged. Now, Nile has publicly denied these claims via a statement that you can read below.
The statement, posted to Nile’s Instagram and collected by Metal Injection, explains that Nile’s relationship with the man she was accused of assaulting was consensual. She admits that the way she discussed it in the screenshotted texts that were part of the allegations was not smart or kind, and that she has involved the authorities. She does not, however, discuss why she parted ways with Make Them Suffer.
Read the full statement below:
“I categorically deny the allegations made against me. I understand that without a statement from the alleged victim this whole incident is hearsay, which is exactly what it is. He does not want any part in this mess due to being vilified publicly by the same person I am now being vilified by too.
“I have permission to post a screenshot below from their best friend who was the only person they trusted to share the secret of our affair during the time that we were seeing each other. Whilst it is not proof of my innocence, it does provide necessary context to other carefully selected screenshots that have been used to falsely accuse me.
“I completely own that bragging about intercourse in the way that I did using the language I did is not inline with the person I hold myself up to be. I am deeply ashamed of myself for talking like this in an attempt to come across powerful or cool. I have attached the other screenshots from that conversation as some context too. Against, whilst not proof of my innocence, it does provide more context.
“The reason that he was checking with me and said ‘should we be doing this’ is because we were doing it behind his best friend’s back, who was an ex-lover of mine and who I was feeling angry and hurt by. He was doing the right thing by me by checking that we were both okay with moving forward.
“He and I had a sexual relationship over several months and every time, it was consensual. He has no desire to get caught up in this sordid mess at this stage and wishes to remain out of it and anonymous so therefore he cannot corroborate my story. This is, however, the truth. Right now I am moving forward with my life.
“I’ve always worked in the mental health and disability space and I will not let false accusations stop me from continuing to help people. I’ve moved home with my parents and am spending the time improving myself so that I can be a better friend, artist, and carer.
“This matter is now in the hands of the authorities and I won’t be making any further comments on the matter.”