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Margaret Morris of Heroes are Gang Leaders denies Larkin Grimm’s allegations against Thomas Sayers Ellis

Thomas Sayers Ellis
Thomas Sayers Ellis

Last week, Larkin Grimm accused Swans’ Michael Gira of rape and harassment, and Heroes are Gang Leaders’ Thomas Sayers Ellis of harassment towards her and other HAGL member Margaret Morris. Margaret has now posted a statement to that band’s Facebook which says “Grimm’s public depictions of him are errant and libelius.” Here’s the whole thing:

Clearly Larkin Grimm is not well. Mental illness does not equate with dishonesty. However, in Grimm’s case, both are active to the detriment of my colleague and former life partner, Thomas Ellis’s reputation and career. I have worked with Thomas for years now, and though our personal relationship did not work, I know him well and deeply and Grimm’s public depictions of him are errant and libelius. I continue to work with Thomas professionally and I stand with him in this matter. Larkin Grimm has admitted in writing that, when off her medication, she lacks compassion and enjoys playing tricks on people. During her short tenure with Heroes Are Gang Leaders, she wove a tapestry of lies about her past marriage, false suicide attempts, and a number of other stories that she carefully tailored to the particular listener in order to garner their sympathy and rely on their decency to keep her confidences private. As her statements became bolder and more difficult to fathom, members of HAGL began discussing them and quickly discovered that Larkin Grimm is a very calculating liar. When she feared her place in the band was in jeopardy, she fabricated sexual harassment allegations against the main three band members who saw through her lies and wanted her out. Later she addressed the entire group, promising no more lies and that she was trying to be a better person–that she felt that the person she was when she was playing was the better person that she strived to be in life. Unfortunately, Grimm has not been successful in that aim. She went on to publically conflate an unfortunate incident within my then broken relationship with Thomas Ellis–an incident she uses lies to describe–with a rape allegation she made against producer Michael Gira from 2008, two completely unrelated stories beyond Grimm’s opportunistic linking in order to publicise her new album.

-Margaret Morris of Heroes Are Gang Leaders

Gira also denied Larkin’s accusations. In the wake of all this, Larkin released a new song that she said was written for all survivors of abuse.

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