Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Blind Item #2

This permanent A list singer from an initialed band that is also permanently A list is really sweating things out right now. My guess is that underage teen boy he kept sexually assaulting who starred in one of his videos is probably not the only underage teen he slept with. 

41 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Michael Stipe/REM

Drama said...

Please not Michael... although given the BI I don't think anyone else fits.

nancer said...

first thought, michael stipe.

Cinnamon Stick said...

video being "end of the world"

Khaleesi said...

Were there rumors that this happened?! This is new to me.

Wonker said...

I can't think of any other potential fits. U2 perhaps, but Bono ain't into that fruit, I don't think...

Tricia13 said...

Yes... lots of them. Allegedly he likes his young boys to call him Grandpa.... he’s Uber creepy

Khaleesi said...

Ugh, yikes. Thanks as always, @Tricia!

MicDrop said...

Gives a whole new meaning to the Hootie & The Blowfish line, "🎶Michael Stipe's not far behind🎶"

Tricia13 said...

My pleasure and +1 yikes😲😲😲😲

Janet Elizabeth Swainston said...

Gross....what is wrong with people...I get that young looks pretty but underage is still underage...yuck!

Bad Guesser said...

I really don't want this to be Stipe. Well, I really don't want it to be anyone.

Side note, when I as 15 or 16, the lead singer of the Melvins tried to get me up to his hotel room. I declined. All of these recent accusations reminded me of that night I had completely forgotten about.

Khaleesi said...

@Janet - My mind begs to differ. I don't see "young" that way.

kristaylor6663 said...

I really don't want it to be Michael ether. Bad king Buzzo? Really? I knew he was an ass but....

Janet Elizabeth Swainston said...

@Kahleesi ... don't know what you mean..you don't think young is pretty or you don't think underage is yuck? Sorry, just trying to understand.

Personally, I prefer adult men ... as in men 35+ ... not into baby faced boys .. shudder....

micmac said...

It's Michael Stipes.

Auntie Histimine said...

OMG, are there ANY normal men?!?!

Khaleesi said...

@Janet - I don't see young as pretty.

Itttt said...

It’s the end of the world as he knows it

Glue said...

lol @ ltttt - nice.

Krab said...

I'm 49, recently put out a singles ad. I couldn't believe how many 23 year old boys answered. I was like, "Sorry, no, my son is your age."

Nutty_Flavor said...

What will Jane Pratt say?

katsm0711 said...

Right, @nutty? I still remember when Sassy published the lyrics to Losing My Religion and I sat and memorized them

Kimberley said...

I agree with Michael Stipes of REM. My first thought was AC/DC purely because it was the only initialled band I thought of.

longtimereader said...

Rumours about him being into twinks for decades. didn't know about the more sordid stuff.

wade-o-potatoface said...

It’s common knowledge he was Casey Spooner’s first when Spooner was 18 and he was 27. (Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner.)

Do Tell said...

Gah. Oh, Michael. You wrote some of my favorite songs. As important as it is to out the bad guys, I'm so tired of being disillusioned.

megan00m said...

I was a major concert/show goer in my teens and lucky to say the few band guys who hit on me, found out my age and backed off....a few after they realized I had just turned 18. Still see some of those guys around. People aren't all bad.

Seachica said...

I'm preparing myself for massive amounts of angst from my Gen X friends when this one goes public. This one hits harder than all the others.

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laganja estranja said...

as someone who's been through sexual abuse/trauma it's starting to feel like a huge betrayal every time i hear a new story of this shit. i pray this isn't true but it probably is. i really like REM. i really loved spacey as an actor. (i know rumors went around about him for years, but people use perceived potential child abuse as an excuse for homophobia VERY often so i took them all with a grain of salt). of course i can separate the art from the artist and i'll still listen to them, but it's such a kick in the crotch to learn that a person you enjoyed for so long is a perpetrator of the same kind of abuse that fucked you up.

Rock god said...

On 🔥

LizOz said...

Oh noooooo

PSDoctorPS said...

Enty. If this bastard you know about sexually assualted a boy, he didn’t sleep with him. Nor would the same act be sleeping with others. He raped a child. No sleeping involved. No sleepong with someone or others. It’s rape, and it’s an ugly act of violence not synonymous with colloquialisms for consensual sex.

kristaylor6663 said...

I must admit this one has me gutted, rem was a big part of my music I grew up with too!

Marianne Elba said...
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Marianne Elba said...

Not illegal though. Spooner and he are still good friends.

Marianne Elba said...

Uh! Fuck I hope this ones not true. I know a lot of the stuff he supposedly got up to in Athens has been GREATLY exaggerated over the years. A friend of mine lived there in the 80s and said he wasn't as much of a slut as people thought he was. Also if it was anyone it wasn't Noa Ray from ITEOTWAWKI video. He had nice things to say about the band ( although he was bullied horribly at school after the vid became popular.)

Kendrick Schroder said...

It may be worth noting that the underage teen who starred in a certain video was not (according to an article near the top of the google search results on the subject) just some random boy from that college town, but apparently an aspiring kid performer type. He'd been doing "skateboard videos" in a neighboring state when the director of said video "discovered" him.

Cliff76 said...

Gotta call bullshit on this one. Datalounge comments aren't exactly a reliable source. Most of the twats there still think Stipe has AIDS and is dating Michael Douglas.

I happened to spend some time with him in the 90s. He's a nice guy, a bit crazy but not in a pervy way. He did a lot of work behind the scenes with RAINN and was horrified by the notion of anyone being pressured into sex. He hated a certain elder gay entertainer because said person once had sex with a very drunk friend of his and he considered it rape. So I can't believe this one.

I'd actually believe Bono was fiddling that kid from their videos before this one.

Unknown said...

Yeah, not buying this one either.

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