In a report published by The Huffington Post, Blood On The Dance Floor founder and frontman Dahvie Vanity (whose real name is Jesus David Torres) has become subject to allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct.
The report details accounts and testimonies from several women, many of whom state that they were underage at the time of the alleged incidents where they were subject to sexual misconduct and abuse.
Interviews were also conducted with former bandmates to Torres, who explain that they too had concerns over his behaviour, and that he was regularly seen “wandering off with young female fans before and after shows.”
The article also documents several items of evidence beyond accounts with the alleged victims and interviews with former bandmates, including screenshots of text messages and online messages, and also a currently unverified arrest record from the Colorado police department that is dated September 13th 2009.
You can read The Huffington Post‘s full report on the allegations that are being leveled against Torres here.
According to a tweet by Sebastian Murdock, a senior reporter for The Huffington Post, BigCartel have removed his official merchandise store in light of the accusations published in the article.
JUST IN: After informing online merchandise store Big Cartel of Dahvie Vanity's numerous rape allegations, they told HuffPost they have decided to terminate their business with him. Read our original story here: https://t.co/dD49zbsqx1
— Sebastian Murdock (@SebastianMurdoc) December 18, 2018
There have also been reports in the past in regards to Torres‘ interactions with underage female fans, some of which came to light earlier this year (here).
Other allegations a few years prior also resulted in Blood On The Dance Floor being dropped as support from tours with other bands (here).
A post on Tumblr was also published in 2013 which details other accusations of a similar nature against Torres, which includes conversation screenshots (here).
At the time of writing, Torres is yet to respond to the allegations.
For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk