Since Monday, I’ve had a hard time not thinking about this. My heart goes out to everybody involved.
The friends of victims that maintained secrecy to protect their friends.
Nick’s friends and colleagues, like Griffin, who must be beyond fucking devastated.
Nick’s family, who have to acknowledge, digest, and eventually come to peace with it.
Every person on the internet that heard this news and feels disgusted to have been associated with it, even just as a fan. Or those, like myself, in whom it triggers horrible memories.
I absolutely, by no degree sympathize or empathize with Nick. Any consequences he faces are of his own making and well deserved. That said, I can only imagine the crushing embarrassment and guilt. His life will never be the same. I hope, because he’s a human being too, albeit a shitty one, that he can seek help. My hope is that he can turn this around and do something good with his life that helps people.
If there is any silver lining, at all, it’s that this issue, which is a global issue that has occurred since, well, forever, has been brought to light as present in a community that we want to think is generally safe. As Austin said: “it’s just shitty all around” And as so many have said in this thread “I always thought there was something up with Nick.”