Blood on the Dance Floor singer Dahvie Vanity has been accused of 21 allegations around rape and sexual assault, which stem from a series of encounters with underage fans.
According to the Huffington Post, the Orlando musician was first accused of assault in 2007 – shortly before he dropped his birth name Jesus David Torres to become Dahvie Vanity. He allegedly met 14-year-old Dianna Farrell on MySpace, where he had a popular page as a hairstylist. After travelling across Florida to give her a new hairstyle, he reportedly turned up once Farrell’s mother had left for a night shift.
Later that evening, it is alleged that he committed sexual battery against Farrell and forced her to perform oral sex on him. While such an act is considered to be nonconsensual under Florida law, police did not press charges and Farrell’s mother only requested that Torres stopped contacting her daughter.
After achieving minor fame with his band, he reportedly addressed early accusations in lyrics such as “Call me a paedophile/ Underage is not my style,” and “Look at me, I’m beautiful, not a suspect of rape! … My name and reputation won’t be the target of a slut!”
In 2009, he was also arrested after a show in Denver, Colorado, when then bandmate Garrett McLaughlin and another witness saw Torres with two teenage girls alone on their tour bus. One of the girls later alleged to police that Torres had forced her to give him oral sex. He later posted a video saying his accuser had “mental issues”.
Another of the 21 accounts comes from Megan Hood who alleges that she was forced to give Torres oral sex when she was just 14. He later convinced her to travel to his apartment in San Diego, but only agreed to pay for a flight home if she undertook sexual favours – with each amounting to $50.
While Torres is yet to face legal action, it’s said that the FBI “neither confirms nor denies the existence of an investigation” into his activities.