It has been a week since allegations first surfaced against Pierce The Veil’s Mike Fuentes and the band has yet to acknowledge accusations or make a statement. As of now, there are at least two women alleging that Mike Fuentes had an inappropriate sexual relationship with them while they were minors, specifically ages fifteen and sixteen.
For anyone who doesn't believe the accusations coming out today: MIKE FUENTES asked me for nudes when I was FIFTEEN
one of my closest friends finally feels safe enough to speak out about her misconduct. it's been ten years. this stuff needs to stop. i'm tired of guys in bands thinking they have some sense of entitlement to younger girls. pierce the veil. pic.twitter.com/ra8Jxiy03C
It is troubling that Fuentes and Pierce The Veil have both failed to address allegations at any point over the past week-- particularly when it takes such little time to write and post a simple statement acknowledging that they are aware of accusations and taking claims seriously.
PureGrainAudio will continue monitoring this story and provide updates once a statement has been issued. These are not the only allegations we are currently following. As we wrote last week, the recent outpouring of allegations points to a larger, ongoing issue in our music scene, outlined in this article from last week. We will continue to investigate and report claims as they surface.