Former Enabler Bassist Amanda Daniels Speaks On Suffering Abuse & More While In The Band


Former Enabler bassist/vocalist Amanda Daniels has given her first interview since airing out the the alleged physical & sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her then boyfriend, Enabler vocalist Jeff Lohrber. Speaking with Noisey, she detailed the physically abusive incident that led to her original departure from the group:

“That’s the story our merch dude and roadie extraordinaire, Dustin, put on Facebook. That’s why we all left the band, because Jeff had attacked me in front of everybody while we were driving to a show: he was cursing at me, tried to choke me, punched my face, all that shit, and then started taking it out on himself and tried to jump out of the van. I literally thought we were going to die. Somehow we decided to play a show, and then go home. And we did. And after, that we all quit.

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I do want to stress the fact that I quit, and our parting was in no way mutual or on good terms. The people present in the van were specifically asked to never speak of what happened, with Jeff telling us that he’s “handling it with the people who need to know.” Apparently he’s never addressed or handled it at all. We allowed him the time to come clean, but he never did. That’s why hearing his take on what had happened in that Exclaim! interview was so upsetting.”

Further on in the chat she reveals that she has blocked all communication Lohrber and is still planning to pursue legal action against him for his actions toward her. Since Daniels went public with her accusations Lohrber has put Enabler on hold indefinitely until matters were “cleared up.”

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