(CelebrityAccess) — Pop artist Børns is the latest artist to be accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter, whose real name is Garrett Borns, has been accused by four users claiming to be women. One former fan who posted under the name Lyss accused Borns of “grooming” her for two years and making sexual contact when she was 16.
She also alleged that when she was 18, he got her intoxicated and engaged in unwanted sexual intercourse.
“The things he did were things I did not want, and it hurt. He was aggressive and controlling and I was so scared of him,” she wrote.
I wanted to shed some light on some things I’ve been holding onto for quite some time. thank you to the brave girls before me. you are not alone, you are never alone. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/YuJ3IAyqgQ
— Lyss (@alyssaadaniele) September 23, 2018
Another accuser, Nia, alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Borns while intoxicated and claims that the singer took advantage of her mental health issues. She claims that he intentionally pursues young and impressionable fans..
A third woman posting as Mathilda accused him of manipulative behavior, including soliciting sexual images and sexual interactions. She claims that while the sexual activities were consensual, she found them uncomfortable.
A fourth woman, posting in Spanish on the account “Exposing BØRNS”, also alleged that she was taken advantage of through her mental health issues.
Borns has responded to the accusations in a statement on Instagram, saying: “I am both hurt and angered over the disturbing and false allegations over the past few days on social media. All of the relationships I have had were legal and consensual. They ended abruptly and that obviously caused hurt feelings, but for anyone to suggest anything beyond that is irresponsible.”
No criminal charges have been filed in the case.
Borns is currently on the road with his Fruit of Dreams Tour, supporting his second studio album Blue Madonna, via Interscope.