Big Cartel drops Dahvie Vanity store after more sexual assault allegations
Blood On The Dance Floor’s Dahvie Vanity was accused of sexual assault by several more women, and Big Cartel allegedly removed Torres’ merch store as a result.December 18, 2018
Back in August, several women accused Blood On The Dance Floor’s Dahvie Vanity (aka Jesus David Torres) of sexual assault. Many of whom were underage at the time of the incident, spoke with MetalSucks for an exposé.
Earlier today, a dozen women (three of who also spoke with MetalSucks) spoke with Huffington Post to recount stories of Torres sexually assaulting them between 2006 and 2015.
Torres was selling merchandise through Big Cartel. However, following the HuffPost article’s publication, Big Cartel has allegedly removed Torres’ merch store.
Sebastian Murdock and Jesselyn Cook wrote the HuffPost article. Murdock took to his personal Twitter account to report that Big Cartel has since dropped Torres’ account.
“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.”
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
Deemed the Dark Arts Store, Torres was tweeting about available products as recently as this afternoon.
— //IG: OFFICIALBOTDF (@thedarkartsco) December 18, 2018
Cook stated that they have already begun to hear from more women and tweeted ways you can reach them.
However, the store, which could be found at thedarkartsofficial.bigcartel.com, is now displaying a message implying it has been removed: “Oops! We couldn’t find that page.”
.@SebastianMurdoc & I have already heard from more accusers in response to our article that published this morning. If you’d like to get in touch, please DM us here or email [email protected] / [email protected] https://t.co/UY0yOM2QIP
— Jesselyn Cook (@JessReports) December 18, 2018
Torres’ former bandmate Jayy Von Monroe spoke with HuffPost and is quoted in the story. After it was posted, he took to his own Twitter account to reflect on what was being reported.
“Is it still a ‘rumor’ when a national news distributor is outing you? You will pay for the women, and others you’ve hurt.”
Is it still a “rumor” when a national news distributor is outing you? You will pay for the women, and others you’ve hurt.
— Dahli (@JayyVonMonroe) December 18, 2018
Neither Big Cartel nor Torres have commented on the store’s removal.
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