Ex-Make Them Suffer Keyboardist Addresses Sexual Assault Allegations
Late last month, Make Them Suffer parted ways with keyboardist Booka Nile offering a brief statement on her exit and offering, "Unfortunately we are unable to comment any further on the matter." This news came shortly after sexual assault allegations were levied against the musician in social media posts. She then claimed in various social posts that additional context to tweets being used against her had not been made public that would alter how the comments were viewed. Now Nile has made good on her plans to publicly comment on the matter, issuing a statement via her private Instagram account.
In the initial claims against the musician, the author offered up previous tweets from the musician that signified she had forced a partner into sex against his will, something that she "categorically denies" in her new statement.
Per Lambgoat, Nile's statement reads as follows:
I categorically deny the allegations made against me. I understand that without a statement from the alleged victim this whole incident is hearsay, which is exactly what it is. He does not want any part in this mess due to being vilified publicly by the same person I am now being vilified by too. I have permission to post a screenshot below from their best friend who was the only person they trusted to share the secret of our affair during the time that we were seeing each other. Whilst it is not proof of my innocence, it does provide necessary context to other carefully selected screenshots that have been used to falsely accuse me.
I completely own that bragging about intercourse in the way that I did using the language I did is not inline with the person I hold myself up to be. I am deeply ashamed of myself for talking like this in an attempt to come across powerful or cool. I have attached the other screenshots from that conversation as some context too. Against, whilst not proof of my innocence, it does provide more context.
The reason that he was checking with me and said 'should we be doing this' is because we were doing it behind his best friend's back, who was an ex-lover of mine and who I was feeling angry and hurt by. He was doing the right thing by me by checking that we were both okay with moving forward. He and I had a sexual relationship over several months and every time, it was consensual. He has no desire to get caught up in this sordid mess at this stage and wishes to remain out of it and anonymous so therefore he cannot corroborate my story. This is, however, the truth. Right now I am moving forward with my life. I've always worked in the mental health and disability space and I will not let false accusations stop me from continuing to help people. I've moved home with my parents and am spending the time improving myself so that I can be a better friend, artist, and carer.
This matter is now in the hands of the authorities and I won't be making any further comments on the matter.
Lambgoat also obtained screen shots of the alleged messages that can be viewed below:
After her split with Make Them Suffer was announced, the keyboardist commented, "It's been real y'all. I'm excited for the next chapter and to see what adventures come next. Thanks for the memories, Make Them Suffer."