The founder and host of the No Jumper podcast, Adam Grandmaison aka adam22, who just inked a partnership deal with Atlantic Records to launch No Jumper Records, is being accused of sexual assault by two women.
One woman, under the pseudonym Jane, told Pitchfork that she met Grandmaison through a message board in 2005. The two ultimately met in real life to hang out in Manhattan and later at his Queens apartment where the alleged incident happened.
"At first I was OK with it, but quickly became uncomfortable as it went further than I wanted to go," said Jane. "I told him I wasn’t into it, but he didn’t stop and became pretty angry. Meanwhile, I’m not a big girl, I’m 5'4" and Adam is well over 6'0" and a pretty big guy. I was terrified and froze while he had sex with my basically lifeless body. I was too afraid to fight back in fear that he would hurt me, so I just laid there in terror. I just remember staring out the window and praying it would be over soon."
"Eventually, he stopped. I changed and immediately left. I remember waiting in the subway, sobbing. Thinking I should have fought back, I should’ve gotten out of there. I felt guilty, violated, and scared." Jane said she later told a friend about the situation who then told Grandmaison, who blasted her as a liar on the same message boards they met on. Four years later, he wrote a blog post, "The Time a Girl Accused Me of Rape," to share his side of the story.
According to Grandmaison, "She was letting me touch her all over and was making out with me the whole time, but she didn’t seem like she was really enjoying it all that much," it read. "How much a woman enjoys sexual activity is usually not highly correlated to how much fun I’m having though, so I didn’t give it much thought.”
Another accuser, referred to as D, met Grandmaison in 2006 on the same message boards where he met Jane. D was 16 years old at the time, yet both say that nothing happened until three years later. Grandmaison reportedly flew to her hometown, Vancouver, and stayed with her at her mother's house. D says she wanted to make-out, but told Grandmaison that she wanted to stop there. However he took it further.
"I was like, 'No, just stop,'" she said. "I was pushing him off me and my hands were pushing him, really just, barricading my vagina with my hands. Like, 'No, don’t go there, don’t put your fingers in there, don’t go anywhere there, I don’t want that.' And then he’s 6'4" and I’m like 5'3". I was like 120 pounds if that. He easily had 100 pounds on me. When someone is that big and they have the ability to grab both your wrists with their one hand and pull your arms over your head, you can’t do anything," she continued. "And if you try, it’ll just get worse and more painful. What are you supposed to do?” In 2010, Grandmaison wrote a blog post about D as well where he says they "cuddled" because "she was still pretending to not want to bang me."
"I have nothing to gain from this," she told Pitchfork of sharing her story. "I just want justice."
Grandmaison has since denied the allegations. "I’ve done plenty of stupid shit in my life. But I’ve never raped or hit a woman," he tweeted.
An Atlantic Records spokesperson told Pitchfork that they "take any allegations of this nature very seriously" and that they "are looking into them."