A few days ago, I wrote about how the frontman of Gaza, Jon Parkin was accused of raping a girl, who called the singer out on her personal Tumblr page. Now, the same girl has posted a new statement saying she and Parkin "have reached a resolution."
In respect to the incident aforementioned on my blog; both parties have mutually agreed on a resolution for this matter. I have agreed to delete all mentions and posts about this incident from my blog, and I will refrain from posting about this incident again.
Neither of us are retracting our respective statements— instead we are deciding to not discuss it further and move on. This agreement means I will be unable to answer questions about this. I want to apologize to Gaza as a whole, my intention never was to damper the reputation or musical careers of the members, and I apologize to them. I apologize for involving the band in accusations and handling it poorly in a way that influences the members of Gaza and other well intentioned people involved with their career and music. Both of us would like people not to disparage either party and move on.
This is the last thing I will post about the incident.
This whole thing sounds incredibly fishy to me, in the sense that I'm finding it harder to believe this girl was ever raped. What rape victim would agree to go back on their word?
I felt the need to post this to help clear Jon's name. It's only fair. Let's move on shall we.