I’m very proud of coreyvidal.
He’s the first accused abuser who’s shown some serious growth and issued a real apology. He didn’t disappear. He didn’t write a lame attempt at an apology where he advertised his own music (which has since been taken down). He didn’t try to sugar coat it with a song. He did research, talked to those affected and didn’t shift blame AT ALL in the apology. He put up a 14 minute video of him seeking closure and explaining to the people around him about the dark part of his life he was trying to escape. That’s incredibly brave I think.
Being involved in this abuse situation (I don’t want to use the word scandal, it makes it sound false), I now view things with a little more pessimism. My world changed in March, but I can’t imagine what Corey’s been going through his entire life and my heart goes out to him. No, it does not mean I excuse what he’s done, but I feel like he’s on the right path, and he is one person I will continue to support after all is said and done.