- Musician Joel Magid admitted on Facebook to ‘sexual assaulting someone’
- He said he was blacked out drunk at the time and a friend intervened
- Magid apologized for his actions and said he wants to be held accountable
- Some called his decision to come forward ‘brave’ and commended him
- Others still said his actions were ‘inexcusable and reprehensible’
Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
17:49 EST, 6 September 2016
20:30 EST, 6 September 2016
A Portland musician admitted in a Facebook post that he ‘sexually assaulted someone’.
Joel Magid wrote the Facebook post on Saturday detailing the incident, OregonLive reported.
‘I’ve done something reprehensible that I need to own up to.
‘I realize Facebook may be not the ideal forum, but I am trying to inform as many people as possible. I recently sexually assaulted someone.’
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Portland musician, Joel Magid (pictured) admitted in a Facebook post that he ‘sexually assaulted someone’. Magid wrote the Facebook post on Saturday detailing the incident
Magid said he was blacked out drunk when it happened and didn’t remember the situation. In the Facebook post (pictured) he wrote that a friend intervened and ‘stopped my behavior’
In the post, Magid (pictured) said he was going to his first AA meeting and will also be ‘seeing a therapist about all this’
The musician who is a part of the Portland local music scene went on to say: ‘I pulled out my penis, and forcibly lifted the woman’s skirt.’
Magid said a friend intervened and stopped it from going any further.
He wrote on Facebook that he was blacked out drunk at the time and didn’t remember the situation.
But Magid wrote: ‘That doesn’t excuse what I did.
‘Nothing excuses what I did. Sexual assault is horrific, disgusting, and inexcusable.
Magid wrote that he wasn’t looking for ‘sympathy’ but he was just ‘being honest and accountable’ for his behavior.
Magid who is a part of the Portland local music scene wrote in the post: ‘I pulled out my penis, and forcibly lifted the woman’s skirt’
He added that he was going to his first AA meeting and will also be ‘seeing a therapist about all this’.
‘I want to say that I am sorry. I am sorry to the woman that I did this too, and everything she’s had to go through because of it.
‘I am sorry to the friend who had to furiously and broken heartedly explain to me what I’d done. I am sorry to all my friends, my family and my partner, and especially to the all too-many of you who are sexual assault survivors,’ Magid wrote.
Earlier this year, Magid put together a vinyl compilation album and gave it away for free to his fans.
Several fans thought his decision to come forward was ‘brave’ and commended him for being transparent about the incident.
Magid apologized in the post to the woman he sexually assaulted, his friends, family and his partner
Some Facebook users commended him for coming forward while others said the situation was ‘inexcusable’. Music director at XRAY.FM, Theo Craig, commented under the post saying Magid needed to ‘admit that this wasn’t the first time’
But others said the situation was ‘reprehensible and inexcusable’ regardless of his apology.
Music director at XRAY.FM, Theo Craig, commented under the post saying Magid needed to ‘admit that this wasn’t the first time’.
‘You need to admit that you’ve dragged at least one past victim’s name and reputation through the mud, that you pitted a lot of people against a friend who was doing her best to stand up for a friend and protect others in our community from you,’ Craig wrote.
Magid went on to say that he others who have committed such acts should ‘come forward and take responsibility’.
‘Because you do something really, really bad doesn’t make you a bad person, but hiding from what you’ve done certainly doesn’t make you a good one,’ he added.
Sgt Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau wrote in an email to OregonLive saying the ‘Sex Crimes Unit is aware of the post’.
‘At this point, no victim has come forward to file a report with police.’
He added that the department does encourage victims to come forward to police, but there are also ‘several alternatives that may appeal to victims instead of reporting to police’.
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