EDM Star charged with human trafficking, sexual abuse and child pornography

Electronic dance music (EDM) icon Bassnectar is being sued by two women on charges of sex trafficking and other sex crimes.

An electronic dance music (EDM) icon, Bassnectar was recently hit by a lawsuit accusing him of sexual crimes. The lawsuit, filed late last week on behalf of two women, specifically accuses the Lorin Ashton-born musician of “sex trafficking, child pornography and sexual abuse.” In addition to Bassnectar, Amorphous Music Inc., Bassnectar Touring Inc., the Interactive Giving Fund, Red Light Management and C3 Presents LLC are named as defendants.

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The suit further claims that the artist’s “positive public image is nothing more than a veil to mask his sinister desires and actions and a means of using his power and influence to groom and ultimately sexually develop underage girls.” harassment. ”According to the court documents, the girls accused Ashton of“ using social media, live shows, and more to gain the trust of young girls, and would require them to contact him via secret messaging apps … so that he could use them for Cultivating eventual sex may act, get them to send him sexually explicit photos, and continue to use them for his own satisfaction. “

To make matters worse, Ashton allegedly invited underage girls to his “hotel room after shows and told them to shower and have unprotected sex with him”. In addition, he allegedly provided “large sums of money and other valuables in exchange”. He would even encourage plaintiffs to watch the movie “American Beauty,” “Who Follows a Man Who Has Relationship with an Underage Woman.”

Although Ashton knew the plaintiffs were minors, he would “provide tickets and travel arrangements for the young women, and request sex and impose strict rules on them during their time together.” The other defendants in the lawsuit often funded and assisted “Bassnectar’s sex trafficking company.”

According to one plaintiff, Bassnectar met her at a hotel and “had unprotected sex with her before he gave her $ 1,000”. He later allegedly sexually abused her and “urged her to refrain from having sex with others while he was free to engage with others.” The second plaintiff claims the musician met her in a hotel and had sex with her “before he provided her with cash when she was under 18.” The girl further claims that between 2012 and 2016 they “had sexual encounters in 10 different states”.

Last July, Ashton announced on social media that he was stepping down from music, adding:

“The rumors you are hearing are false, but I understand that some of my previous actions have caused pain and I am very sorry.”

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Lawsuit against Bassnectar for alleged sex trafficking, child pornography and sexual abuse

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