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Suicide Silence frontman accused of sexual misconduct

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:10 AM PT

Verena and Eddie Hermida

The shockwaves of sexual misconduct allegations against myriad Hollywood celebrites has, naturally, spilled over into the music world. Among those being accused this week (in addition to Jessey Lacey, Austin Carlile, and Jonny Craig, among others) is Suicide Silence vocalist Eddie Hermida.

The allegations against Hermida came to light on Monday, November 13 when Belgian woman Verena Celis posted a lengthy account on Twitter of her interactions with him, including the 2015 and 2016 exchange of nude photos when she was 17 and he 32. You can view those tweets below. Celis also claims to have subsequently made contact with other girls who've had similar experiences with Hermida.

Hermida has yet to comment on the matter and we cannot corroborate her version of events, so take this for what you will.

Summarizing her predicament and current feelings towards Suicide Silence, Celis says:

"He made me feel worthless and like I never meant anything to him, but I know he was just afraid for some reason. This statement is not about bashing the band in its entirety, because I still love the others as much as 6 years ago. I still support them. Just not Eddie anymore. Please, if you are underage and a band member is hitting on you, speak up. You're not alone. I promise."

UPDATE #1: Celis has removed her Twitter "statement."

UPDATE #2: Hermida has now issued a statement on the matter.

Shortly issuing her statement, Celis addressed her detractors:

"Since people are calling me crazy, attention seeking, weak minded, and telling me I'm not a 'real' abuse victim, I have decided to take my statement down because I don't want to deal with all that negativity. Mind that all those people being negative were white males about the same age as Eddie... Stop blaming the victim. Thanks."

[via RockNation]


11/15/2017 9:40:20 AM
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11/15/2017 10:50:43 AM
Snitching on the guys.

11/15/2017 11:01:36 AM
Does this mean they'll get a better vocalist more like Mitch? There's tons of people on YouTube that sound better than Eddie

11/15/2017 11:06:51 AM
they've gone to shit anyway.

11/15/2017 12:06:35 PM
Too much Tee not enough hee

11/15/2017 12:23:47 PM
The band shoulda died with Mitch

11/15/2017 12:28:56 PM
Eddie is a huge piece of shit and what he did to this chick was very wrong, but this girl is clearly mentally unstable. Taking literally ZERO responsibility for your own suicide attempt is bullshit. "Anxiety attack" because he ignored her at a show. Stupid ass shit.

11/15/2017 12:47:27 PM
At least she wasnt fifTEEHEEn.

11/15/2017 1:01:04 PM
"Old enough to pee, good enough for me." - Eddie Hermida

11/15/2017 1:16:55 PM
damn all those evil white males making teens send naked pictures. Is eddie even white lol?

11/15/2017 2:00:25 PM
Hell get away with it. Just like how bray almini got away with a webcam in a bathroom. All these bay area guys are fcking scum

11/15/2017 2:03:13 PM
yeah eddies in the wrong if all this is true but this chick is a fcking head case and a half though too. parents: raise your kids better, these daughters out here 16 years old sending n00ds to band d00ds

11/15/2017 2:07:41 PM
Suicide not so silent

11/15/2017 2:18:29 PM
doesn't count if he's from america & you live in a flyover country. just another groupie slut trying to get $$$ where are the nudes? we need solid proof, bitch

11/15/2017 2:19:23 PM
stop snitching

11/15/2017 2:24:39 PM
Oh please, these c*nts are nothing more than snakes in the grass that wonder why they can never "find a real man" while chewing them out at the same time.

Not to say that Eddie dindu nuffin, he abused our ears with that latest SS album, that's enough to know the bastard is guilty.

11/15/2017 2:44:43 PM
It's almost like there isn't a point in being a band at this point.

11/15/2017 4:15:04 PM
She recently just admitted on her twitter that she wasn't trying to accuse him of sexual misconduct, more so emotional abuse. So she's just like every other girl who's been turned down by a guy. That's life, you'll get over it! Sure the age difference is a bit creepy, but I sure as hell knew what I was getting myself into at the age of 17.

11/15/2017 4:39:05 PM

11/15/2017 4:49:19 PM
Look at that. A bunch of abuse apologists on Lambgoat. I'm shocked.

11/15/2017 5:17:53 PM
"Look at that. A bunch of abuse apologists on Lambgoat. I'm shocked"

She says in the statement that it never went beyond holding hands in person. What he did was manipulative and wrong, but it's not abuse. If you want society to start caring about abuse victims more, then you shouldn't go around minimalizing the word.

11/15/2017 6:47:18 PM
Eddie touched my pp

11/15/2017 7:01:06 PM
This bitch is pathetic ...you willing sent him the nudes and even knew his age.After he didn't want your ass now you cry foul claiming to be a victim.Go away whore your 15 minutes is up

11/15/2017 8:42:50 PM

I heard that jared dines is actually being asked to do the vocals on The Cleansing 10 year...look it up if you don't believe me.

11/15/2017 9:06:43 PM
Lol ew. Is anyone not touching kids these days?

11/15/2017 9:11:10 PM
it's great when a boring girl can't get attention as a groupie, now they can get some by playing the victim for your own decisions and having makeup artists with bowl cuts and their low T boyfriends tell you you're brave for thinking a band guy was gonna marry you.

11/15/2017 9:46:01 PM
lol @ blaming white guys cause you fcked some loser sage deathcore vocalist and got dubbed

11/15/2017 9:46:49 PM
Loser S*P*I*C

11/15/2017 9:48:11 PM
no care ever

11/15/2017 10:04:47 PM
Let's be honest for once - 99.9% of all guys in bands (genre, popularity doesn't matter) are seeking out girls at every show/concert to "hang out" before and afterwards. They genuinely don't care their age, and if they can get nude pics or sex from the girls, so be it. That is the generally accepted plan of each night on tour.

Nobody forces you to send nude pics of yourself. Learn to say no, followed by fck off and delete.

11/16/2017 12:02:03 AM
Who the fck cares. Shit band shitty nudes.

11/16/2017 4:03:54 AM
"Since people are calling me crazy, attention seeking, weak minded, and telling me I'm not a 'real' abuse victim".... sounds about right

11/16/2017 4:52:18 AM
Congratulations, you played yourself. Someone change her diaper, shes butt hurt.

11/16/2017 6:41:58 AM
I wonder if it's the same girl from Spokane, Washington that fcked over decapitated....thy art is murder was on that tour. Hahah

11/16/2017 8:23:27 AM
Damn, there is literally no women on lambgoat

11/16/2017 10:26:41 AM
"Damn, there is literally no women on lambgoat"

These dudes are animals, but there are tons of women calling bullshit on her as well. It feels really wrong to not be compassionate towards a victim, but it's kind of obvious that in this particular she is in the wrong as well

11/16/2017 12:40:11 PM
That black guy from Downswing here again. Whatz wrong wit a lil jailbait action dawg? My corehard band Upswing fux wit this hard. Much luv Eddie, keep tamin that lil strange bruh.

11/16/2017 2:05:51 PM
When will all of the Justice Tripp stories come out?

11/16/2017 2:30:17 PM
"wrong to not be compassionate towards a victim"

Lol. She's in no way a victim. she knew exactly what she was doing.

11/17/2017 7:54:19 AM
The more women start coming out with these stories, the less credit they all will get. Their own efforts of self-empowerment through public ratting will collapse back onto them soon enough.

11/17/2017 11:59:46 PM
little bit disappointed... No sheetrock comment?

On a side not age of consent is 16 in Belgium???? command-n-www.cheapflights .com

11/18/2017 10:27:06 PM
Like uggghhhhh he fcking abused me... How did he abuse me u ask? Omg I just can't even.... I sent him naked pics of myself like ughhhhhhhh how could he do this to me

11/18/2017 11:23:55 PM
Age of consent is 16 in Belgium.