Nothing But Thieves accusations

2020-04-10 by Toondude | 89 Comments
Several members of the British rock band Nothing But Thieves have been accused of pedophilia, physical and sexual assault. These accusations came out yesterday on Twitter by accuser Kera Stewart, who posted several images of band members supposedly harassing and making sexually creepy comments towards younger fans.

Several other victims have come out on Twitter, supposedly confirming the actions of the members. Conor Mason (vocalist), Philip Blake (bassist), and James Price (drummer) are the main members accused of said actions, so far nothing involving guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown and keyboardist/guitarist Dominique Craik has come up.

See the accusing Tweet here: http://twitter.com/KeraStewart/status/1248354523908902926

UPDATE:
The band has responded to the allegations:

We want to re-address some tweets that have been circulation recently regarding some members of the band.
Whist we do not want to name anyone personally we do feel it is important to mention that the matter was brought to the Police. We gathered our evidence and the case was recorded by the Police as needing no further action.
The Police then warned about the person in question about making false allegations in the future that amount to harassment. These allegations have continued so we feel it is important to be open about what has happened.

Several posts detailed or implied that the involvement of those who were underage of consent at the time the alleged interactions. We want to make it clear that this is entirely false.
However as a band we want to apologise publicly for any time a misuse of the imbalance of power may have occurred in the relationship in the relationship between band and fans.
In truth, the imbalance of power was not something we were aware of as a young band. Whilst not illegal or malicious, it was naive and it's important and it's important that we be mindful of how others have been affected by this.

We understand, and have done for some time now, that we as a band hold a certain position of power. We accept full blame for not being mindful of the past.
We want to make it clear that we have long grown from this and will continue to do so in the future
We hope everyone in the NBT family is safe and well in these troubling times.

Tagged: Nothing But Thieves

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Spec
April 10th 2020
39056 Comments


jesus

would have been cooler if they got caught stealing

Pikazilla
April 10th 2020
28984 Comments


Are they a brand new cover band

alamo
April 10th 2020
5533 Comments


nothing but pedos

Observer
Emeritus
April 10th 2020
9390 Comments


Last album was decent, bummer

kalkwiese
April 10th 2020
10354 Comments


Both albums were decent. Definitely a bummer

PistolPete
April 10th 2020
5301 Comments


Response makes it sound like this time they haven’t done anything wrong. But they’re acknowledging past instances where they got into a sort of “Grey area” with their behaviour? Cryptic lol wasn’t sure what they meant

wwf
April 10th 2020
7198 Comments


fucking hell next time they should do a fucking proofread before responding to allegations like this

especially when the woman accusing you is a badass who very carefully compiled all that evidence and even asked to leave one of the members out of it

Dedicated1
April 11th 2020
175 Comments


Damn it, Triple J generally loves these guys but I guess they'll never play them again.

TheGreatQ
April 11th 2020
3001 Comments


“ But they’re acknowledging past instances where they got into a sort of “Grey area” with their behaviour? Cryptic lol wasn’t sure what they meant”

Sounds like they approached fans for sex early on and didn’t think about how people may do things they don’t really want to just because someone famous/that they look up to wants it.

JeetJeet
April 11th 2020
12023 Comments


Send these niggas to the guillotine

zaruyache
April 11th 2020
27210 Comments


dudes being shitty huh wow color me s u r p r i s e d

thatbandsucks
April 11th 2020
121 Comments


according to them, the police let them off and even implied that police took their side and maybe sent a warning to one accuser

While I was reading, I didn't see any hints of some sort of "grey area." They were simply apologizing for possibly using their fame and or authority to flirt or seduce.

Unless I overlooked something while skimming the shit sea of twitter posts, I didn't see one direct message where a bandmate acknowledge the age and sent expletives.

There was one where she said she was 17, and he replied "oh cute" which to me was just a nice way of getting the hell out of the conversation. If he persisted, where are the rest of the messages?

thatbandsucks
April 11th 2020
121 Comments


But who knows. This wouldn't be the first time

joshieboy
April 11th 2020
8242 Comments


The drummer is a fucking disgusting weirdo.

BigP
April 11th 2020
85 Comments


Victims coming out on "social media" LOL. If it was such a big deal these people would have gone to local authorities in the first place. Plenty of people make mistakes on social media, shit happens. Get over it.

BigP
April 11th 2020
85 Comments




BigP
April 11th 2020
85 Comments




BigP
April 11th 2020
85 Comments


The fuck you trying to do Darius? You can't just post a blank comment on this site because it goes to an error page. Your post was clearly posted to garner attention since you added God knows how many ::spacebars:: to your comment.

DreamAgain
April 11th 2020
2457 Comments


Is there anything at all that even implies pedophilia? Or are we pretending 17 is the cutoff age for pedophiles in 2020.

zaruyache
April 11th 2020
27210 Comments


anyone who LARP daddy doms in someone's DMs like that should be automatically be sentenced to Central Park guillotine'ing regardless of the context.

Jasdevi087
April 11th 2020
8092 Comments


"Is there anything at all that even implies pedophilia? Or are we pretending 17 is the cutoff age for pedophiles in 2020."

only took 21 comments to finally get an "umm akshually ephebophile" post, I think that might be a high score?

DoofDoof
April 11th 2020
14488 Comments


Butt thieves

in the name

Pheromone
April 11th 2020
21160 Comments


Big up the one big band from Southend - absolute shit band though

Viriathus
April 11th 2020
3570 Comments


"Is there anything at all that even implies pedophilia? Or are we pretending 17 is the cutoff age for pedophiles in 2020."

If youre gonna take the whole ephebophilia position then at least try to not say it in a way where youre trying to be dismissive lmao.

ResidentNihilist
April 11th 2020
2150 Comments


"We're not thieves!"

"Yes you are! Nothing but thieves!"

And that was how the band got their name

LunaticSoul
April 11th 2020
2385 Comments


Well, 17 is quite borderline (here it would be legal) but the messages are rather. . . ahem, let's say if there's no consensus, that's a bit, bit, bit, bit too much. Kind of scumbaggy, at the very least.

Sinternet
April 11th 2020
26508 Comments


come on guys these lads have had a hard time, they're from southend and all, gotta fuck with your mind at a young age

Pheromone
April 11th 2020
21160 Comments


fuck you Sin we have the largest pleasure pier in the country

DavidYowi
April 11th 2020
3508 Comments


Anyone remember another bland indie band in which pretty much everyone in the band was a giant fucking creep. I think it happened right when MeToo kicked off? Anyway fuck this band. The drummer should have his DMs spoken out loud in front of an audience, although he'd probably get off to that

Pikazilla
April 11th 2020
28984 Comments


Anyone remember another bland indie band in which pretty much everyone in the band was a giant fucking creep.


Brand New, yes, we remember.

DoofDoof
April 11th 2020
14488 Comments


Lock up your daughters, here come the butt thieves

Jasdevi087
April 11th 2020
8092 Comments


"Well, 17 is quite borderline (here it would be legal) "

still a kid legal or not

Viriathus
April 11th 2020
3570 Comments


"Well, 17 is quite borderline (here it would be legal) but the messages are rather. . . ahem, let's say if there's no consensus, that's a bit, bit, bit, bit too much. Kind of scumbaggy, at the very least."

For sure I dont think its inherently wrong to note 17 and 9 are quite different ages but its still underage and I take issue with people using it to be dismissive of events.

Snake.
April 11th 2020
25191 Comments


this band already had allegations come out against them a few years back i'm pretty sure this isn't new news

DreamAgain
April 11th 2020
2457 Comments


"For sure I dont think its inherently wrong to note 17 and 9 are quite different ages but its still underage and I take issue with people using it to be dismissive of events."

So using an incredibly damning word like pedo to paint a narrative is okay in your books. Gotcha.

Viriathus
April 11th 2020
3570 Comments


"So using an incredibly damning word like pedo to paint a narrative is okay in your books. Gotcha."

So youre just an actual shithead. Gotcha.

If you actually go look in the twitter thread there are some girls who were alleged to be 15/16. And I said it wasnt inherently bad to differentiate so long as you dont act exactly how youre acting right now. Literally just shut the fuck up.

DreamAgain
April 11th 2020
2457 Comments


How am I acting, exactly? Like somebody who doesn't enjoy the use of hyperbole sensationalism to pull at emotional heartstrings instead of just reporting the facts? Yea, I guess I do act like that. Sorry if facts annoy you.

Not once did I even remotely defend any of their actions. I said be honest and accurate about the situation and what you are accusing them of.

Viriathus
April 11th 2020
3570 Comments


You literally just said to not use a term thats "too damning". Youre the one here whos willing to throw snark over something like this. They did horrible shit im so sorry youre way more concerned with terms that people use than the actions themselves.

Fine if you wanna differentiate but your attitude and wording are a pukefest. And im done because I dont wanna waste my time with a fucker like you.

Snake.
April 11th 2020
25191 Comments


if you're like 30 and you're fucking a 20 year old it's not pedophilia but i'm still gonna give you a look

Tunaboy45
April 11th 2020
18384 Comments


throw them in the bin, remember a mate of mine saw them and got nonce vibes from them

Tunaboy45
April 11th 2020
18384 Comments


People in this thread defending them are the same ones doing the mental gymnastics to convince themselves Jesse Lacey isn't a nonce too

someguest
April 11th 2020
30126 Comments


if you're like 30 and you're fucking a 20 year old it's not pedophilia but i'm still gonna give you a look


incredible logic here

Calc
April 11th 2020
17305 Comments


agreed. 30 year olds should only be looking at 30.5 year olds and up

Pikazilla
April 11th 2020
28984 Comments


oh fuck

kalkwiese
April 11th 2020
10354 Comments


"oh fuck"
Sums up this whole thread tbh

Snake.
April 11th 2020
25191 Comments


"incredible logic here"

yeah if you've got something to admit don't hold back

CugnoBrasso
April 11th 2020
2486 Comments


I read the allegations on twitter, and I just found out that NBT were due to play with Lostprophets. This shit is getting juicy.

someguest
April 11th 2020
30126 Comments


agreed. 30 year olds should look be looking at 30.5 year olds and up


still too young. 40 is the minimum. women younger than that are far too precious.

someguest
April 11th 2020
30126 Comments


yeah if you've got something to admit don't hold back


people of age of consent can fuck other people of age of consent without exception as long as they have the mental capacity

how about that?

kalkwiese
April 11th 2020
10354 Comments


If you do sexual harassment you smol pp

CugnoBrasso
April 11th 2020
2486 Comments


And people say being in quarantine is boring.

someguest
April 11th 2020
30126 Comments


If you do sexual harassment you smol pp


white knighting is a smol pp move as well

Tunaboy45
April 11th 2020
18384 Comments


pretty sure calling a paedo out for being a paedo isn't white knighting

kalkwiese
April 11th 2020
10354 Comments


@someguest
agreed on that
People's understanding of white knighting can differ pretty drastically though it seems

someguest
April 11th 2020
30126 Comments


You're right, he isn't white knighting. Snake. is though.

DreamAgain
April 11th 2020
2457 Comments


"People in this thread defending them are the same ones doing the mental gymnastics to convince themselves Jesse Lacey isn't a nonce too"

Again, at no point have I defended them. The article stated they are facing allegations of pedophilia. I asked a genuine question whether or not these allegations existed because at first glance I didn't see anything along the lines of this but I may have missed it. Apparently trying to get the actual facts of the situation straight is being "dismissive".

Not everything is black and white. Messing around with 8 year olds is far worse than 17, I think we all can agree with that. It doesn't mean they both aren't wrong, dialectics y'all please use it. You can't just put blanket statements and accusations on people if there's no truth behind it, it's irresponsible and sensationalism at its finest. We are only having this "debate" because it was misrepresented from the start.

Tunaboy45
April 11th 2020
18384 Comments


It's not good when you have to resort to technicalities in your point about the age of consent. Underage is underage.

Snake.
April 12th 2020
25191 Comments


i don't get how saying that it's kinda weird to fuck someone 10 years younger than you is white knighting but ok

Storm In A Teacup
April 12th 2020
45252 Comments


I've only read the last comment by snake and all I will add is that fucking someone with a ten year age difference should not be weird as long as the youngest person is at least 19. 18 maybe. Still legal, but could be kinda weird since they literally just got done being 17.

Jasdevi087
April 12th 2020
8092 Comments


that would still be an adult fucking a kid though

Jasdevi087
April 12th 2020
8092 Comments


like you can draw arbitrary lines all you want but you go hang out with an 18 year old at the age of 28 and tell me how that goes

zaruyache
April 12th 2020
27210 Comments


social power dynamics still make that really gross tho Storm. An 18 year old isn't cognitively done growing yet and is a quite a social disadvantage to a 28 year old, meaning they are much easier targets for abuse or manipulation. And 18 year olds are basically babies anyway so its gross regardless

Storm In A Teacup
April 12th 2020
45252 Comments


I definitely wouldn't argue with those points. I personally believe no one is done growing until AT LEAST the age of 25. I feel like my brain wasn't done fully developing until around that age. At 30 years old I feel like I am still learning and growing as a person but my capability to do so at maximum potential wasn't until my mid 20s.

Storm In A Teacup
April 12th 2020
45252 Comments


As far as the generic hookup, if I were single, I don't think it would be weird to hook up with anyone who can get into a bar. Alas I have always lived in the Oklahoma, United States where you have to be 21 to be in a bar. I'm also just leaving my 20s and entering my 30s so someone who is past their 50s hooking up with a 21 year old in a bar might still be weird to me. Personally, to me, anyone who is 21 years old at least and hooking up with someone less than 20 years old than them is not weird, but more common and okay than some might believe.

scoopitypoop
April 12th 2020
115 Comments


shut up, Fart In A TeaCup. We all know you couldn't hookup with a chick if you tried. What would you do, whip out the pic you and Toby from Emery from your wallet and then "accidentally" drop a magnum?

CugnoBrasso
April 12th 2020
2486 Comments


Naughty Butt Thieves

Asdfp277
April 12th 2020
24275 Comments


edit: nvm

the screenshots are a lot

Storm In A Teacup
April 12th 2020
45252 Comments


hey now

JustJoe.
April 12th 2020
10944 Comments


gottem

CugnoBrasso
April 13th 2020
2486 Comments


they used to be the kings of the festivals and now they are a huge molestival

Relinquished
April 13th 2020
48602 Comments


lmao someguest came back for this

kalkwiese
April 13th 2020
10354 Comments


"they used to be the kings of the festivals and now they are a huge molestival"
lmao

Abscurat
April 14th 2020
145 Comments


Nothing But Pedos

kalkwiese
April 14th 2020
10354 Comments


lmao

JS19
April 14th 2020
7777 Comments


I swear even if accusations came with video proof and the guy saying yes I am sexually assualting you some poeple on here would be like 'AKsHullY this isn't CUt and Dry'

Fuck these dudes, didn't they already get accused with less evidence in the past and they swept it under the rug if I remember rightly?

alamo
April 14th 2020
5533 Comments


someguest is the band's singer

CugnoBrasso
April 14th 2020
2486 Comments


somemolest

kalkwiese
April 14th 2020
10354 Comments


Somemen

Calc
April 14th 2020
17305 Comments


I guess the big question is.....do I still listen to their next album?

kalkwiese
April 14th 2020
10354 Comments


Idk their last single didn't convince me. The last EP was good though. But they're one step away from being generic.

Calc
April 14th 2020
17305 Comments


you aint lying...

someguest
April 15th 2020
30126 Comments


someguest is the band's singer

somemolest

Somemen


good to see there's still some twatwaffles on here

Asdfp277
April 15th 2020
24275 Comments


the takeaway from this thread is that we should rise the age of consent to 26

someguest
April 15th 2020
30126 Comments


the takeaway from this thread is that we should rise the age of consent to 26


Well, to be honest, Sputnik isn't a good pool of individuals to poll on this issue. The number of virgins at 26 is more than likely higher here (not a swipe, but a feeling). I'm curious about this idea of raising the current age of consent from 18/19 to something older. I feel like this is a newer idea. As far as I know, millennials and Gen Zers are the first generations to feel like 18 isn't truly an adult. Don't know if this is a positive at all.

Calc
April 15th 2020
17305 Comments


I'd say because millennials and GZers mature much more slowly then people in the past did. They (we) are adults but what 18 year olds do now and what they did 20-30 years ago are worlds apart and 18 year old social development now is like at the level of a 15-16 year old.

Spikel
April 18th 2020
60 Comments


Dunno if I'm allowed to post a link, but a lot of their fans seem to be in denial about this. Who knows though. https://www.reddit.com/r/NothingButThieves/comments/fya2or/nbt_abusing_their_power_this_just_popped_up_on_my/

Asdfp277
April 18th 2020
24275 Comments


>reddit

Jasdevi087
April 18th 2020
8092 Comments


bunch of big mouth stans itt

CaliggyJack
February 12th 2023
10018 Comments


Well this fucking sucks



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