Chris Hansen is continuing his investigation into Blood On The Dance Floor leader Dahvie Vanity‘s sexual assault allegations with Megan Hood, Elizabeth Faaborg and Huffington Post reporter Jesselyn Cook.
The To Catch A Predator host is bringing along the guests discussing their experiences with Vanity. Cook is also offering a closer look into her own investigation bringing to light how far-reaching Dahvie Vanity’s alleged crimes are.
Starting off, Hansen asks Megan Hood about how she met Vanity initially. Hood was a fan of the band who came to find them through MySpace. She first went to a Blood On The Dance Floor show at the age of 11 with older friends of hers and her sister. They briefly had an introduction at that show but nothing major happened.
Hood also previously shared her experience with Cook in her 2019 report.
When she was around 15 or 16 years old in 2014, she says he began persuing her romantically. Vanity allegedly wanted to meet with her after a concert in Colorado. They went to a movie theater together which Hood’s Aunt brought her to.
Vanity allegedly pressured her into kissing her during the movie which was her first kiss. Her aunt picked her up and according to Hood, she knew something was off about the situation.
Later that night, he called her and wanted to meet up again. She describes her experience being sexually assaulted by Dahvie Vanity after he convinced her to go outside of her house where he already was. She says she ended up giving him oral sex that night and “he was very, very violent” ripping her hair out and leaving her bleeding.
Hansen also brings Elizabeth Faaborg who knew Hood and also helped out Blood On The Dance Floor’s merch person sell t-shirts.
After Hood called Faaborg, she asked Vanity about whether or not it happened and he denied everything Hood said. Vanity allegedly made Hood say the incident never happened over the phone with Faaborg and several others present but remaining silent.
Faaborg says she met Dahvie Vanity when she was 12 while they were on tour and they became friends online. Once they were living in the same city, they became friends.
She says her experiences with him never involved anything overly sexual until she turned 18. He allegedly made remarks about her looks but nothing physical happened until her birthday.
On her 18th birthday, Vanity and their group of friends were planning to go out drinking. At his home, he allegedly got her alone in his room to help him with his makeup when he started touching her chest. She then describes her own experience of Vanity forcing her into performing oral sex without consent. He allegedly told her to never tell anyone or he would kill her.
Further, Faaborg says she asked if he had wanted to do that since she met him. He allegedly said yes and when confronted about meeting her at the age of 12, he said he knew her age.
She reiterates the point that Dahvie Vanity’s manipulation involves befriending her parents and making himself seem like just a friend until he crossed a line.
Finally, Hansen also brings out Huffington Post reporter Jesselyn Cook to discuss her investigation which brought the situation back into the public light.
Cook explains her thoughts on why Vanity is still able to get away with what he’s doing by saying he’s had police investigations against him that didn’t go anywhere. She says during her reporting, she came across a police officer who dropped the case claiming there wasn’t enough evidence and the victim wished they persued it further.
Elsewhere in the interview, the three guests discuss the harassment they’ve received through speaking out, why they didn’t reach out to police and more.
You can watch the interviews below.
In 2018, an exposé with MetalSucks showed several women coming forward sharing their experiences with Dahvie Vanity. Some of the people speaking out ended up using pseudonyms to protect their identities. The history of the allegations began in 2006 with some victims being as young as 13 at the time of their assaults.
Following the multiple reports on the situation, Blood On The Dance Floor’s merch store on Big Cartel was pulled from their site.
Then, HuffPost wrote another article on the topic bringing the total number of potential victims from 16 to 21.
The majority of the allegations say that Vanity forced them to perform oral sex. Of the women coming forward at the time, some said he wouldn’t let them stop until their “mouths bled”. The other seven women reported that he either molested or raped them.
Recently, Chris Hansen was discussing the details of his investigation into Onision and mentioned that Vanity was also on his radar.
“Dahvie Vanity is on our radar here at Have a Seat with Chris Hansen and I promise you I’ll take a really good, hard look at it. We’ll be tackling that topic as we move forward in all these investigations.”
“Dahvie has always been horrible,” Star begins. I was happy that people are finally getting a voice because back in the day I don’t think a lot of people took things like this serious. The subject matter that we’re going to discuss today and everything that he’s been accused of. People back in the day did not take it as serious as they do now. Which is so horrible. So I’m glad that things are really coming to light and at the end of the day, the goal is for him to be sitting in a prison cell.”
Hansen also got former BOTDF member Fallon Vendetta to appear on the show. The pair lived together and briefly dated while former vocal coach and collaborator Jennifer Hill also showed up. You can read about their experiences here.
Last week, New Years Day members Ash Costello and Nikki Misery also joined Hansen. They’re describing their touring experiences with Blood On The Dance Floor as well as a scenario where Vanity was allegedly choking Costello. You can more about that here.