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Anti-Flag vocalist Justin Sane sued for sexual assault, band members implicated

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According to a Rolling Stone article published today (11/22), Kristina Sarhadi is bringing a lawsuit against Justin Sane, the frontman of the now-disbanded punk-rock group Anti-Flag, for alleged sexual assault. 

Sarhadi, a holistic therapist and health coach from New York, accused Sane, legally named Justin Geever, in a lawsuit filed in New York. The lawsuit also targets the band's distribution company, with members Patrick Bollinger (Pat Thetic), Chris Head, and Chris Barker (Chris No. 2) implicated. 

Sarhadi claims Geever used his status to manipulate and harm young women, hiding his alleged predatory nature behind his public advocacy for women's protection. Geever has denied Sarhadi's accusations, asserting his relationships have always been consensual. 

Sarhadi initially shared her experience on the Enough podcast, recounting a disturbing encounter in October 2010 with Geever, which she described as extremely violent and life-threatening.

Following her podcast revelation, Anti-Flag abruptly disbanded after 35 years, deleting its social media presence. A further investigation detailed accusations by 12 women against Geever for sexual misconduct dating back to the 1990s. These allegations portray Geever as exploiting his influence for sexual gains, contradicting the band's public image.

The lawsuit implicates the band's other members for failing to protect fans and enforce appropriate policies. It cites the need for accountability and courage from survivors in confronting sexual assault within the music industry. The band had previously released a statement expressing their shock, confusion, and sadness over the situation.

A letter given by Geever to "Suzanne", one of the alleged victims: 

Sarhadi's legal action is part of a broader movement under New York's Adult Survivors Act, allowing victims to file civil suits regardless of the statute of limitations. The act has seen several high-profile lawsuits in its final days, highlighting the systemic issues of abuse in various sectors.

Sarhadi's attorney, Karen Barth Menzies, says:

The decision to file a lawsuit takes great courage and is often not possible for so many survivors of sexual assault. Accountability is only attainable when survivors stand up for themselves and each other.

Another Sarhadi attorney, Dr. Ann Olivarius, said:

I predict that in five years the music industry will be viewed the same way as the Catholic Church or the Boy Scouts — a powerful force that also enabled and shielded sexual predators for decades. Drugs, sex & rock 'n roll' was a reality that meant a lot of young women got abused. The bands had handlers who made it all happen and executives who covered it all up because so much money depended on it.

 

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anonymous 141 days ago

leftist = rapist

anonymous 141 days ago

Of course it's New York. Easy way to get a settlement but at this point he has nothing to lose, he should fight it. Steven Tyler, Puff, BOB DYAN from something that allegedly happened in 1965, Axl rose was sued today by a groupie in NY from 35 years ago.

anonymous 141 days ago

The band ah previously The band ah previously The band ah previously The band ah previously

anonymous 141 days ago

Because of the implication..?

anonymous 141 days ago

STD's and CTE's

anonymous 141 days ago

Justin GOOver

anonymous 141 days ago

Another lying groupie

rick____tocchet 141 days ago

FOOTBALL TACKLE!!!! This guy would be in a hospital bed with the clipboard reading 'MASHED' on it if he got tackled by a high schooler. I hope he gets ruined like Joe Exotic from this thing.

anonymous 141 days ago

Broads telling stories cuz the life of holistic medicine (aka bullshit oils and hippie shit) ain't working out. Sometimes bitches lose arguments. It's not gaslighting.

anonymous 141 days ago

Lol at the whole shitty band getting taking to court 😂 maybe don't write weak riffs next time.

anonymous 141 days ago

Lambgoat. Where the internet goes for incel hot takes about r@pe.

anonymous 141 days ago

If you were about shit you'd say that not anonymously. So you a bitch too

anonymous 141 days ago

Holistic therapist? Yeah, Justin is innocent.

anonymous 141 days ago

Why is there a letter about a ham sandwich included in this

anonymous 141 days ago

Of course it's New York. Of course you got beat up for running your mouth to the wrong person in New York, you red state scumbag.

anonymous 141 days ago

And a yogurt too. Tee hee.

anonymous 141 days ago

"Of course you got beat up for running your mouth to the wrong person in New York, you red state scumbag" Yeah, you and your sanitation worker and day laborer buddies who congregate at black n blue shows and chuck chairs around at age 40-something and reminisce about seeing shattered realm 20 years ago and the mean streets of the LES

anonymous 141 days ago

Let's this go to court. Have it televised like Depp. We all know that these women stories can't hold up to five minutes of scrutiny from an actual lawyer.

anonymous 141 days ago

Leave these women alone. they're too old by now for OF, too used to get a decent husband, too lazy to actually. How else are they gonna make money. #BelieveAllBroads

anonymous 141 days ago

Anti-Flag abruptly disbanded after 35 years They started in 1988??? That CAN'T be right.

anonymous 141 days ago

The biggest crime he committed is breaking edge and pretending he was still

ShadowBlade 141 days ago

The only thing this guy seems to be guilty of, is being an f-slur.

anonymous 141 days ago

I had my bar mitzvah at that Buca di Beppo

anonymous 141 days ago

Jamie Fox just got hit.

anonymous 141 days ago

The biggest crime he committed is breaking edge and pretending he was still ^ 100 precent. Find me in the Earth Crisis pit Justin. Little commie perv.

anonymous 141 days ago

Of course you got beat up for running your mouth to the wrong person in New York, you red state scumbag" Yeah, you and your sanitation worker and day laborer buddies who congregate at black n blue shows and chuck chairs around at age 40-something and reminisce about seeing shattered realm 20 years ago and the mean streets of the LES It's hilarious that you think I'm those idiotic goons & we share a mutual hatred of them.

anonymous 141 days ago

Leftists are groomers? YOU DONT f*ckING SAY!!! 😂

anonymous 141 days ago

^^^ I hate them

anonymous 141 days ago

Biden's America

anonymous 141 days ago

Well the ham sandwich letter is about as creepy as the Rapist who wrote it.

anonymous 141 days ago

White women don't lie.

anonymous 141 days ago

Good. Hopefully we never have to hear another Anti Flag song again. Take all their money.

anonymous 141 days ago

Reap what you sow libtard crow.

anonymous 141 days ago

Well the ham sandwich letter is about as creepy as the Rapist who wrote it. "Tee-hee!"

anonymous 140 days ago

One lying lib vs another lying lib. Who to believe?

anonymous 140 days ago

FART LIB FART

anonymous 140 days ago

"What's the deal with grooming? You're not sitting in a salon." - Jerry Seinfeld

anonymous 140 days ago

"Of course you got beat up for running your mouth to the wrong person in New York, you red state scumbag" Yeah, you and your sanitation worker and day laborer buddies who congregate at black n blue shows and chuck chairs around at age 40-something and reminisce about seeing shattered realm 20 years ago and the mean streets of the LES" "It's hilarious that you think I'm those idiotic goons & we share a mutual hatred of them." So, you're both pussies?

anonymous 140 days ago

"I had my bar mitzvah at that Buca di Beppo" I bet the illegals cooking in the kitchen were stoked

anonymous 140 days ago

Christians and Republicans are serial abusers. Stick to digging ditches, instead of trying to present opinions.

anonymous 140 days ago

rick____tocchet 19 hours ago FOOTBALL TACKLE!!!! This guy would be in a hospital bed with the clipboard reading 'MASHED' on it if he got tackled by a high schooler. I hope he gets ruined like Joe Exotic from this thing. So, we know you're an idiot, but was this supposed to convey some sort of clever thought?

anonymous 140 days ago

"Leftists are groomers? YOU DONT f*ckING SAY!!! 😂" You should REALLY do some research into the actual statistics here....

anonymous 140 days ago

Not sure I believe her when even the average 12 year old girl could overpower him physically

anonymous 140 days ago

Suburban Pittsburgh kid who took his dates to Buca di Beppo made a living hating the Government. Hope to hear about him living in the gutter like a true punk.

anonymous 140 days ago

Make Sexual Assault Great Again

anonymous 140 days ago

commie perverts

anonymous 140 days ago

Liberal groomers are stoked.

anonymous 139 days ago

Justin Geever? More like Bustin Beaver AMIRITE???

anonymous 139 days ago

In the same way washed up bands go on reunion tours every 10 years, old groupies file false r*pe allegations. Going for that cash grab using something that no one remembers or cares about.

anonymous 137 days ago

INCELS GO REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.


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