If You Still Support BØRNS, You're Enabling An Abuser

American Singer-Songwriter BØRNS Was Outed As A Pedophile, Adding Him To The List Of Famous Abusers

If after all of this you still choose to support BØRNS, then never talk to me again.


Every time I find out that another celebrity has been accused of being sexually abusive, I feel disgusted and horrified.

These same emotions came up when Garrett Borns, known as the singer BØRNS, was outed as an abuser and a pedophile, except much worse.

For the past three years, I had been a huge fan of BØRNS. I listened to his debut album a million times, tweeted him constantly, and even went to see him perform at a music festival. He seemed kind and respectful, which only makes me feel even more terrified. He knew that his fans held this same image of him, so he used it to his advantage.

A woman on Twitter with the handle @kaliforxnia bravely came forward and shared with the world that BØRNS befriended her at a concert in 2015 and used their friendship to manipulate her into having sex with him. She explained that when they became friends, it was at "a time when I didn't have a best friend or someone close to talk to about the small things."

BØRNS became a close friend and they texted for months, but then after guest listing her at one of his shows in Chicago, his true intentions came through. He invited her back to his hotel room, which she declined, and then he asked her again after the next show, to which her answer was still no.

This led to BØRNS ignoring her messages for months because he did not get what he wanted from her, and since he had convinced this woman that he cared about her because of the many months of texts they exchanged, she decided to reach out to him again. He once again went back to making sexual advances at her and asked her to meet him for drinks and sent an address. The woman stated, "I expected a bar but ended up at his place."

BØRNS then made drinks while talking to her and acting like he actually cared about her once again, but once she was drunk enough, he took advantage of her. The woman recounted that

"Once everything happened I went to the bathroom and started bleeding. I was completely shocked from the blood and started to get it together and realized what just happened. I blamed myself for that night because I didn't say no even though I was intoxicated. Once I came out of the bathroom he tried to comfort me and acted like everything was okay and tried to make me feel special. Of course I fell for it and blamed myself for getting drunk and letting it happen."

Fans of BØRNS, that shockingly still exist despite these allegations, have been tweeting this woman and telling her that everything that happened to her was her fault and that she should have expected this kind of behavior from a musician.

You think she should have anticipated that the months of them having thoughtful conversations was him actually just manipulating her into having sex with him? You think she should have known that he would sexually abuse her when he made it seem like he cared for her?

If you refuse to hold BØRNS accountable for his despicable actions and stop supporting him and his music, then you are enabling an abuser. And if that woman's story was not bad enough, another woman also came forward with her own story.

Her Twitter handle is @alyssaadaniele and she met BØRNS at a music festival when she was 16 years old. She posted a photo on Instagram of when they met, which led to BØRNS messaging her and them starting a conversation.

He then followed the same pattern as with the other woman. He made her feel special and invited her to his hotel, which she thought would just be them innocently hanging out when in reality his motive was to inappropriately place his hands on her. He knew that she was 16, and yet he continued to touch her.

He kept up this "friendship" with her by giving her compliments one day and then completely ignoring her the next. When she was 17, their conversations evolved into BØRNS asking her questions that "fed into his fetishes" all while saying what he wanted to do to her and that he wanted her to send him pictures.

She sent him what he wanted out of fear of losing him as a friend, which caused BØRNS to use her as an object of his desire.

By the time the woman turned 18, she had been groomed by BØRNS for so long that he was able to take advantage of her in Los Angeles. She stated,

"He got me drunk, started touching me, and we went into his bedroom. The things he did were things I did not want, and it hurt. He was aggressive and controlling and I was so fucking scared of him."

My heart goes out to both of these women and anyone else that may have had similar experiences with BØRNS. I am furious that he used the love that they had for his music as a way to pull them into forming a "friendship" with him for his own perverted pleasure. If after all of this you still choose to support BØRNS, then never talk to me again. I do not care that BØRNS claims that the allegations are false.

These women have nothing to gain from lying about their stories, but BØRNS has everything to lose if he admits to being an abuser and pedophile.

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18 Times Kate Middleton Was Actually All Of Us In College, Beside The Princess Thing

Every girl has to go through her clueless college stage before she reaches Duchess status.

Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!

Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?

17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

Maybe a prince will be right around the corner to sweep you off your feet so you won't have to figure your life out.
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2. For A Good Winter Vacation

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"Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers

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"It Ain't Me" by Kygo ft. Selena Gomez

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3. For Everyday Adventures

"Shut Up and Dance" by WALK THE MOON

"To Let Myself Go" by The Avener

"All That Matters" by Justin Bieber

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"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

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"Love You Like A Love Song" by Selena Gomez

"G.O.M.D." by J. Cole

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