Throughout the past week, several women have accused singer-songwriter Garret Clark Borns, a.k.a BØRNS, of sexual misconduct and exploitative behaviour on social media. Borns released a statement on Instagram today denying these allegations.
On September 21st, a woman posted a statement on Twitter under the handle @kaliforxnia where she states that she allegedly met him at a concert in 2015 where they formed a friendship that continued over both social media and text messaging.
After a few months, she claims that he asked her to “meet him for drinks” in Los Angeles, where she was expecting to meet him at a bar but ended up at his place instead. She reportedly entered his home where he offered her alcoholic drinks, after which she “became drunk and was completely taken advantage of,” she says. “Once everything happened I went to the bathroom and started bleeding. I was completely shocked from the blood and started to get it together and realized what just happened. I blamed myself for that night because I didn’t say no even though I was intoxicated.”
She then goes on to discuss another alleged event that she says took place in Chicago the next month. She claims that she let him “talk her into using [her]…again.” She says that he did not use protection even though she told him that she was not comfortable with that and was not taking any form of birth control.
Another woman under the Twitter handle @alyssaadaniele also came forward with her story, where she met him at a music festival at 16 years old. She claims to have invited him to her hotel room where he began to touch her leg. She goes on to say that he continued to “skim her in other places” even though he was aware that she was only 16.
I wanted to shed some light on some things I’ve been holding onto for quite some time. thank you to the brave girls before me. you are not alone, you are never alone. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/YuJ3IAyqgQ
— Lyss (@alyssaadaniele) September 23, 2018
The woman said they continued to communicate via text message and social media where he allegedly asked her to call him “Daddy” and referred to himself as such. “He asked me questions that made me uncomfortable that fed into his fetishes. He would ask me to send specific pictures and videos of myself, and I did.”
The woman also claimed that when she was 18 they were intimate at his place in Los Angeles, which he had “groomed” her for from age 16. “He got me drunk, started touching me, and we went into his bedroom. The things he did were things I did not want, and it hurt. He was aggressive and controlling and I was so fucking scared of him,” she states.
A Twitter account under @exposing_borns has been collecting several accounts of alleged misconduct.