Chris Conley abuse allegations

2021-05-17 by Kurai | 68 Comments
Saves the Day vocalist Chris Conley has been accused of sexual misconduct and abuse. Instagram account yourmusicsucks posted a lengthy story detailing multiple instances of Conley using his position of power to attempt to take advantage of people for his own means.

Conley issued a statement which can be read below:

“I'm writing this statement to address the recent story about me and how I greatly mishandled a relationship with an old friend. I wildly misjudged the dynamic between us, and I lost control of my ability to communicate and interact in a healthy manner due to my alcoholism and many errors in judgement. I mistook what I thought were genuine cues to engage in intimacy from afar and I instigated a weeks-long, long-distance affair. When it became toxic, I was unable to pull myself from its grasp and I spiraled, losing my mind along the way and making an unacceptable number of inappropriate missteps causing irreversible harm. I am truly ashamed and embarrassed by my abhorrent behavior. And I am sorry.

This behavior does not reflect the level of character I have strived to uphold throughout my career and in my relationships, and I take full accountability for my actions. I will not attempt to hide from the truth or to spin the story. All of this happened, and there are pictures to prove it. I would however like to clarify that some of the images you may have seen were altered to paint a certain picture of me and I am particularly troubled by the 'grooming' claims, which do not reflect the true nature of the relationship as toxic as it was in other regards. That being said, what is true is damning enough, and I cannot pretend to expect to be forgiven or hope to recover from this. The damage is done, and it is my fault.

I have been emotionally unstable my entire life and I sometimes wrestle with severe anger management issues. Suffering from depression for decades drove me to drink to a dangerous degree, and I struggle daily to maintain my sobriety but continue to fail. None of this excuses my insensitivity or careless conduct, and it is shockingly clear to me now how obviously oblivious I was. My inability to process my emotions in a healthy manner and my failure to address my own personal problems made life miserable for someone whom I have cared about.

I wish I had taken the critical steps I needed to correct the course of my life a million years ago, but I did not. I will do everything possible to make healthy improvements moving forward. I know I have let some of you down, but I am grateful for the moments of joy we were fortunate enough to share over the last 24 years. I wish you all nothing but the best while I work towards the changes necessary to improve my behavior and, more importantly, improve how I interact with those around me.”

Equal Vision Records, the band's label, have stated that they will be investigating the matter.

https://loudwire.com/saves-the-day-chris-conley-response-abuse-sexual-misconduct-allegations/

Tagged: Saves the Day

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CaliggyJack
May 18th 2021
6785 Comments


RESET THE CLOCK

Slex
May 18th 2021
11428 Comments


Well Jesus Christ that's a pretty face

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Calc
May 18th 2021
16724 Comments


no more two tongues??? awwwwww

MyNameIsPencil
May 18th 2021
6057 Comments


"I have been emotionally unstable my entire life"
we know.

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tinathefatlard
May 18th 2021
1808 Comments


*Sneezes, gets MeToo'd*

jouroboros
May 18th 2021
111 Comments


I mean, at least he owned up to it rather than hide behind lawyers and deny it like 99% of the others in this predicament

Slex
May 18th 2021
11428 Comments


What a tremendously useless and embarrassing comment Tina
No idea who ya are and I wish it stayed that way

parksungjoon
May 18th 2021
32249 Comments


https://www.sputnikmusic.com/images/members/171216.jpg

Slex
May 18th 2021
11428 Comments


Yeah everything about that person from their ratings on down are...well, a choice

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
14774 Comments


the dude knew the kid since the kid was 12 and a fan of the band,

how on earth can he be like "i deny grooming"

i listened to saves the day for the first time in years two days ago, what are the chances?!

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Mongi123
May 18th 2021
20987 Comments


Like don’t apologize to us though. You better damn well apologize to the people you traumatized and get help. Because PLENTY of unstable people know how to just be a decent human being.

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
14774 Comments


he's only tryna save face, the texts shared paint a proper picture of a troubled for sure, but evil dude

surely with confirming from the geezer himself no ones gonna come and argue this, right sput,,, right?

DivergentThinking
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
9939 Comments


Yet another emo and pop punk artist, of course... just like clockwork, lol

parksungjoon
May 18th 2021
32249 Comments


emo, pop punk, metalcore, blood on the dance floor


>surely with confirming from the geezer himself no ones gonna come and argue this, right sput,,, right?

well ackshually, to play devil's advocate here ...

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
12878 Comments


He said it didn't reflect who he is

Stop cancelling him!!!11!

botb
May 18th 2021
14567 Comments


Damn I didn’t read into the details of this but one of the victims was 12? That’s some Champion level shit. Fucking gross.

Eons
May 18th 2021
3124 Comments


lol


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Eons
May 18th 2021
3124 Comments


whered you see one of them was 12? I can't find anything like that. anyway anytime something like this happens, it makes me wonder why people look up to these kinds of folks anyway, so what he's in a band, why look up to him?

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
14774 Comments


the guy who accused chris here was 12 when he first started talking to him, as a fan of the band

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
14774 Comments


warped tour was warped fr fr

ConcubinaryCode
May 18th 2021
5650 Comments


Through being cool (with consent)

Eons
May 18th 2021
3124 Comments


more than some of the other stories we've heard, this one in particular is actually abuse in the definition most people know it as, meaning in this case Chris was actually harassing someone who wanted nothing to do with him, through text, and sending them nudes over and over again despite being told to fuck off

FabiusPictor202
May 18th 2021
1062 Comments


#dicksout

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OverSlyZed91
May 18th 2021
53 Comments


"using his position of power"...how much power a second grade pop-punk singer has?...

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
14774 Comments


considering their fanbase is often young teens, quite a lot

tinathefatlard
May 18th 2021
1808 Comments


lol @Slex being both offended and a musical elitist in one go.

heck
May 18th 2021
5907 Comments


course this happens a week after I get half their discog on CD

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Slex
May 18th 2021
11428 Comments


@Tina I'm not offended, there would have to be even the tiniest semblance of substance in yr comment for me to actually be bothered
Pointing and laughing tho? Easy enough

tinathefatlard
May 18th 2021
1808 Comments


You got upset at my comment, implying that you advocate against sexual harassment. Meanwhile, you make a masturbation joke in the Green Day thread. Seems awfully hypocritical, but that's none of my business.

porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
7917 Comments


What is this, consequences after being proven guilty????

heck
May 18th 2021
5907 Comments


are you sexually harassing yourself by masturbating

Slex
May 18th 2021
11428 Comments


....hahahahaha literally what???? The only person yr touching in that situation is yourself??? PLEASE stop talking sweet jesus

tinathefatlard
May 18th 2021
1808 Comments


Heck, are you a pretzel-maker, because you're twisting my words.

heck
May 18th 2021
5907 Comments


A. "You got upset at my comment, implying that you advocate against sexual harassment"

stating slex is against sexual harassment

B. "Meanwhile, you make a masturbation joke in the Green Day thread"

stating slex made a masturbation joke

C. "Seems awfully hypocritical, but that's none of my business."

stating that A + B is hypocritical

unless you just don't understand the definition of hypocrisy, you literally equated masturbation to sexual harassment here.

tinathefatlard
May 18th 2021
1808 Comments


@Slex Choo-Choo! Here comes the Clue Train, last stop, you. I'm not talking about the act itself. I'm saying you don't get to call me out when you're saying things that would be considered sexual harassment yourself.

heck
May 18th 2021
5907 Comments


who is being sexually harassed by a masturbation joke directed at nobody in particular on the internet?

Slex
May 18th 2021
11428 Comments


....I am losing a significant amount of brain cells in this conversation

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
21167 Comments


Conservatives clearly

parksungjoon
May 18th 2021
32249 Comments


>Heck, are you a pretzel-maker, because you're twisting my words.


just because you're too fucking stupid to make yourself understood doesn't mean anyone's twisting your words

also stop with the tryhard phrasing like you're trying to own people, all you're doing is making yourself look like the village idiot

heck
May 18th 2021
5907 Comments


their name is a napoleon dynamite reference so clearly we're not dealing with somebody with intelligence or taste here

tinathefatlard
May 18th 2021
1808 Comments


Anyways, I made my point. This should stop now. Fighting online is like racing in the special olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded.

parksungjoon
May 18th 2021
32249 Comments


are you stuck in like 2009 or something? just stfu already

Slex
May 18th 2021
11428 Comments


God bless, Gyro cleans up his act and a mini-me is born in his stead

CaliggyJack
May 18th 2021
6785 Comments


"Conservatives clearly"

Oh wow look at you yer so fucking witty

Slex
May 18th 2021
11428 Comments


This is the kind of ignorant simmering melting pot of anger and grossness I expect from this site, someone throw a pie or a punch already

heck
May 18th 2021
5907 Comments


yeah neek that joke was lame



it's mean to make fun of the mentally handicapped

tinathefatlard
May 18th 2021
1808 Comments


@parksungjoon You think Jared Leto was the best Joker. I don't need to insult you, you've clearly taken care of that for me.

porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
7917 Comments


Wow this kid must live about 50 feet under the Earth

Also Jesus seeing those messages from Conley is horrifying

porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
7917 Comments


Oh fuck Parks how’re you going to ever come back from that deathblow?

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
21167 Comments


Lmfao heck

Snake.
May 18th 2021
23003 Comments


>"tinathefatlard"

>favorite bands
A Wilhelm Scream, Angels and Airwaves, Anti-Flag, Avenged Sevenfold, Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution, Blink 182, Box Car Racer, Catch 22, Death on Wednesday, Deftones, Home Grown, Led Zeppelin, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, Madness, Metallica, Murderdolls, Operation Ivy, Rage Against The Machine, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reel Big Fish, Rise Against, Rx Bandits, Save Ferris, Slayer, Streetlight Manifesto, Strung Out, Sublime, System of a Down, The Specials, The Union Underground, , ,

>https://www.sputnikmusic.com/images/members/171216.jpg

y'all are we sure that this isn't just andcas with a burner account

nash1311
May 18th 2021
2566 Comments


^ no Wonder Years. can't be andcas

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Spliffhanger67
May 18th 2021
72 Comments


Lostprophets, Marilyn Manson, Brand New, Saves the Day...
Maybe we're getting to the point that if you're trying to appeal to emo kids with your music, you should be watched...for a plethora of reasons...shit, this point has already been posted...

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
14774 Comments


eh, i dont know if ian watkins was after the emo teens

Tunaboy45
May 18th 2021
17625 Comments


breaking news: pop punk/emo frontman is a nonce

decisions
May 18th 2021
798 Comments


Look we need at least some degree of non-binary thinking because while most of these people are pretty messed up and need professional help, the Lostprophets stuff was a whole other level…Eventually you are beyond help and need to simply serve your time and go on to the next life.



porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
7917 Comments


I think there might already be a huge degree of non-binary thinking considering Watkins is serving a 30 year sentence and all the others kind of just have less of a career maybe sort of

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2021
14774 Comments


for sure, you still have cunts jamming of mice & men without even knowing the extent of the predator leading that band

Valzentia
May 19th 2021
1144 Comments


Austin's been out of OM&M for half a decade now tho

unless Pauley's been up to some shady shit which would be a damn shame cause I fuckin dug Earthandsky

GarthAlgar
May 19th 2021
489 Comments


i expect Carlile to be in prison if any of those poor women decide to press charges. he deserves to

Rolling Girl
May 19th 2021
1842 Comments


How many of these guys have actually been convicted of anything tho? The only cases I'm actually aware of are R. Kelly and Watkins

Oh, and that guy who used to be in Get Scared

Slex
May 19th 2021
11428 Comments


Can't tell if yr defending em or saying more people need to be convicted

GarthAlgar
May 19th 2021
489 Comments


^ most women don't press because of shit like that

Eons
May 19th 2021
3124 Comments


pretty unfair to lump all them together though. some of them are like 10x worse than others, for example watkins banging kids (literally babies)

Rolling Girl
May 19th 2021
1842 Comments


No no no I'm not defending any of the abusers. Just saying that most of them pretty much get away with it for the most part.

And some of them are worse than others sure, but a lot more of them should probably serve time too.

Supercoolguy64
May 19th 2021
10574 Comments


You guys ever saw that one mues reviews where he and his bald friend watch that weird saves the day video where it’s just the singer staring at the camera singing weird, and they kept making jokes about how he’s prob a secret predator or something? Fucking prophetic

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Eons
May 19th 2021
3124 Comments


i havent heard mues name in years, never watched him much since like 09. i guess he still makes fun of stuff, at least the last stuff i saw of him like two years ago or so. But he was kind of like a boomer in attitude when he was in his 20's back in the day can't imagine him now

Supercoolguy64
May 19th 2021
10574 Comments


lol last time I check all he does anymore is react to old tv commercials.



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