UPDATE: Martha dropped off their opening slot on two Brand New shows following the sexual misconduct allegations.
Allegations of sexual misconduct have been made against Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey.
It started when the band’s former guitar tech Brian Diaz posted on Facebook, “So while we are on the topic of outing famous and semi-famous creeps, anyone want to speak up about Jesse Lacey from Brand New?” and then added, “T are some ladies I know on who, FOR SURE, have told me about indiscretions that can be attributed to him. Now is not the time to be silent. I have been quiet about this for too long, and honestly it probably hasn’t done much good.” A few of the replies suggested that this has been known for some time.
The Jesse Lacey shit is unfortunately not surprising.
He definitely had an inappropriate relationship with a high school friend which seemed cool at the time because it’s JESSE LACEY but wow, super fucked.
I can attest to the fact that Jesse Lacey is a creep.
I have seen Jesse Lacey be a creep and absolute jerk to women several times.
We reached out to Brand New’s representatives for comment and have not heard back at this time.