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Tactosa Vocalist Kyle Weeden Responds To Disturbing Allegations, Brojob Fire Jacob Wallace After He Voices Support For Weeden


Tactosa vocalist Kyle Weeden was recently hit with some public allegations of sexual assault and mental abuse by a woman claiming to be a former girlfriend of his. Those allegations were shared via social media and later reposted via Facebook by SpiderInsideHer vocalist Kara Murray.

Among the allegations made against Weeden are claims of sexual assault, coercion, verbal abuse and manipulation. The incidents in question are claimed to have taken place over amid a period from March-April 2021. In a since-deleted post via Facebook, Weeden himself responded to the allegations, issuing the below statement:

“Hey everyone. Recently I have been made aware of some pretty serious allegations against me. As I’m sure you can imagine I wanted to take my time to gather all the info and make a sincere statement. A post has been made by my ex girlfriend claiming abuse, specifically manipulation and coercion. During our three week relationship I treated her disrespectfully by ending our relationship to get back with my ex and being unclear about where she stood with me.

She is a human being with feelings and I acted selfishly. In her statement she mentions how once, although she gave consent, she felt as though she did not have the space to revoke it. The final time I ended our relationship, which was the last time we spoke, she was understandably upset, but at no point during our final exchanges did she express these things to me.

She just stated that she had felt used and disregarded. She makes it clear that she has no evidence to support any of this and neither do I. She has made it clear she doesn’t want to hear from me and I respect her wishes. I’m sorry for my actions and to anyone affected by them.”

While Tactosa themselves have not yet commented publicly on the matter, Brojob vocalist Jacob Wallace came forward voicing his support for Weeden. His statement read as follows:

“Most people here will look at that post and probably land on the page that Kyle might have done something wrong, but was probably able to learn and grow from it since it happened a while ago.

There are real victims of sexual assault and that’s fucking horrible. In fact, shit like this actually takes away from real victims’ experiences – you said in your own post it was consensual. Whether you felt coerced or not sucks, but you did NOT have to follow through, and acting like he’s this horrible monster will not only destroy his life, but will further perpetuate this growing stigma that a true manipulator can destroy a hard workers’ dreams, just because they can.

Very few people will feel comfortable voicing this opinion out of fear of being canceled themselves, especially when we get people like top commenter here who still believe cancel culture isn’t a thing.

I just need everyone to remember the whole Amber Heard debacle floating around. Unfortunately there are people out there looking for attention, trying to gain traction for their own social status by tearing down others who bust their ass, and are simply willing to destroy others’ dreams because they fucking can. I’m so sick of enabling that kind of power and abuse of good people by remaining silent. It has to stop now.”

In response to his post, Brojob then fired Wallace, offering a statement on their own:

BROJOB has parted ways with vocalist Jacob Wallace after learning of his handling of the Kyle Weeden/Tactosa accusations and how his comments negatively affected victims of sexual violence.

BROJOB stands in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence and we will not support, enable, or stand for misconduct, abuse, or harassment. We acknowledge that abuse of power is a systemic problem within society that directly impacts individuals, their families, and community members. Sexual violence is not only traumatic, but the burden of coming forward can be difficult and isolating, especially within the music community. We are determined to cultivate a space where everyone can participate without fear of violence or harassment.

We are working together to determine how to best move forward, and will provide an update in the coming days. In the meantime, we hope you will join us by donating to victim advocacy groups such as RAINN, and the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.

In response to being let go from the band, Wallace offered:

“Manager and friends decided they didn’t like my opinion. I listened to them when they said to remove the post. I heard out the people who felt upset by my words and apologized accordingly. Now a few douche bags are going around spreading my words even after I apologized and spreading my name around like I’m some sort of sexual assault sympathizer.

Let me make something really fucking clear – if you sexually assault someone, you should be castrated. You should straight up have your dick yanked from your pelvis. You shouldn’t be allowed any rights whatsoever. I am not saying all people who come forward about abuse are liars. I am however saying that in this particular case surrounding Tactosa, I was dubious of the incident, and I’m not the only one.

I was considering quitting for quite a long time. I don’t enjoy where the band has gone and honestly feel like their action in removing me solidified my opinion that I am better off without the band.”

[via Lambgoat]

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