Posted by Tom Morris
Since Aaron is only barely updating the Members Only section of the site, although I’m sure he or Levi will post something publicly, eventually, Amanda isn’t touching this, and is not pleased. But there are some strange emails to address, some business to take care of I’m a model, not a musician, so bear with me, I have been referred to as The Spokesmodel for FilmsCrewBand, a title I’ve been happy to take for the last few years. The limited edition vinyl double album for FilmsCrewBand did ship, it was sold out well before it shipped, as of yet, no one has the actual title to it, not that there haven’t been some good guesses. Those of you who have it, will be receiving a follow up package. Thanks to those who came to The Paley Center event, although I have to admit all of the Name Redacted questions were a bit much. And no, I haven’t met him, he’s not the type of person I would ever like to know, ever. There has been some discussion about a text message Name Redacted sent Shawn, which Shawn in turn sent to Aaron, who has been sharing it. Aaron has titled Name Redacted’s text message ’The Manifesto’, so it will always be referred to as ’The Manifesto’ or ‘Name Redacted’s Manifesto’, and of course I have it, and I will say it is a ‘Manifesto’ however I don’t believe it, or that he wrote it. I’ve known Shawn since high school, there’s little about him that I don’t know. The ones who can’t have him write ‘Manifestos’, sometimes the ones who can’t have him try to turn the situation back on Shawn as it is his fault, it never is, and that is somewhat of what has happened here, however Name Redacted pursued Shawn and if this is true, he would have been leading him on for nearly a year, which would indicate Name Redacted has some psychological problems. What really happened here, is Name Redacted blocked Shawn’s phone after Christopher discovered that Shawn had been told that Name Redacted was not his name but his brother’s name, by a friend of Name Redacted’s who got in touch through the site. Name Redacted’s Manifesto didn’t even bother to address the all important fact that for nearly a year of telling Shawn he loved him, Name Redacted was not his name. Then the website started getting broken into and getting defaced, Jay and his team just weren’t having that and turned the matter over to the New York City Cybercrimes Division, which led them to the FBI, it will take some time for them to do their investigation, but it looks like someone in Chicago will be getting a visit from the authorities eventually since it is a federal crime known as The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Name Redacted’s ‘Manifesto’ does reference these break ins, however ‘The Manifesto’ keeps referring to Name Redacted being innocent, perhaps she wrote ‘The Manifesto’. It also pleads to keep Name Redacted’s family out of it, I don’t understand that, Name Redacted was using his brother’s name, he brought his family into it. I for one hope his family have read everything on this website, it likely won’t matter because the Name Redacted family will be aware of everything, as I understand it, I think the band’s management have already filed some type of charges against Name Redacted on Shawn’s behalf, even though Shawn was against it, Shawn then disappeared, ironically he is the only one who can stop the charges from being pressed. This hasn’t been an atmosphere where the band can celebrate the release of their album. Just imagine someone who you talk to daily who says they love you, texts you after you have found out they were using their brother’s name instead of their own, and be told you couldn’t say anything about it. Shawn left his last words on his section of the site, (which someone tried to take down), they are quite moving. Unfortunately Christopher Reyher can’t be moved and is some sort of heartless monster. What was rich were Aaron’s archive of texts with name Redacted, in which Name Redacted was asked who Name Redacted was after some Periscoper, (Frenchguy1) had already given the game away last December, and Name Redacted denied it. I am sure Aaron plans to publish those texts, Aaron feels betrayed, but more importantly he is angry that Name Redacted did this to Shawn, to put it bluntly a lot of people are angry that Name Redacted did whatever this yet to be named psychological disorder is to Shawn. Whoever this Name Redacted is needs to have her head examined thoroughly if she condones Name Redacted’s behavior.
Now to answer some questions we’ve received or been asked about Name Redacted’s contribution to this catastrophe that he brought upon Shawn, Aaron, the band, not to mention himself. First of all, I have had no contact whatsoever with Name Redacted, I just don’t see him as the type of person I would come into contact with, he’s not NYC, let’s leave it at that, I don’t want to be insulting. Michael Philosopher keeps emailing the site, (I don’t think his last name is Philosopher, he claims he is a social media guru, who’s YouTube channel is no longer available), I hate to break it to Michael Philosopher, but there is no Name Redacted, Michael can keep thinking there is a Name Redacted, (there is but not the one he thinks), Name Redacted’s name is Name Redacted. Most of the email we get from Michael Philosopher is utterly nonsensical, although for some reason he has an axe to grind with Christopher, and somehow knows Aaron, and thinks that the band’s management demanding Shawn to hand over all of his data after we learned Name Redacted Reyher was actually Christopher, somehow equates to theft, no, that’s a security precaution, a guy uses his brother’s name, tells him he loves him for nearly a year, then blocks his phone and comes up with a ‘Manifesto’, stalker or a mental case is the first thing on their management’s mind, let’s get real. Michael Philosopher wants to know Name Redacted’s new Periscope channel so he can block it, and that is an amusing shower thought, which family member will Name Redacted name himself after on the internet next? He could be anonymous, but that worked out so well for that Frenchguy1, didn’t it? He could keep using the name Name Redacted, but that will require some explanation to the people who know him as Name Redacted now that it’s really obvious he is Name Redacted, and while I’m not really caught up in all of that, he’s not going to have an audience, nor is he going to be a voice for liberal politics because of his fraudulent nature, those Alt-Right trolls look for any excuse to bring the left down, in Name Redacted they have a reason. It could be possible that Name Redacted was never a liberal, Name Redacted as @cameronthegreat, Borat, (whatever all of those other periscope accounts are about) is low hanging fruit to get recruited by the Alt-Right, who get all of their talking points from Russia, (if you are keeping up with that in the NY Times. Name Redacted though all of his lying could just be a provocateur on the left, he’s not good voice for getting that maniac out of office, Name Redacted is a liability for the left.
Some of you have asked what has Shawn’s reaction to all of this been, why hasn’t he done anything, etc. You have to imagine what it was like for him, he was lied to by someone who said they loved him, wanted to live with him, and when it was revealed that he was lying about his name, Name Redacted blocked his phone and had a ‘Manifesto’ written, meaning Name Redacted doesn’t want to deal with what he’s done. In Name Redacted’s ‘Manifesto’ he seems to insist that Shawn puts things about his family on the site, which if Name Redacted would have written it he would have known that wouldn’t be the case, here’s where things get interesting, Name Redacted knows details about Shawn, therefor he would know Shawn has no login to the main part of the site, and only updates his part of the site, which is something he has done reluctantly and not very often. Shawn left a parting message, read it, let it sink in, there’s a lot in there. Then Shawn just left, we are concerned. Aaron or Levi haven’t heard from him, neither have I. What Name Redacted is referring to in his ‘Manifesto’ is an entry by Levi, in which extracted text messages from Shawn’s phone were put. Name Redacted’s Manifesto talks a lot about the “Innocence” of Name Redacted, the entry has to do with Name Redacted blocking everyone in the band on Twitter and Periscope after trying to connect with them, not to mention some very unkind things she said about Shawn on Periscope, so if we are to take a step back, we are supposed to understand that Name Redacted can do whatever damage she pleases and we are supposed to applaud, when it looks like Name Redacted broke into this site and defaced it. In Shawn’s text messages, (which we all have now thanks to their management), Name Redacted says that Name Redacted is a liar and unstable. In the Name Redacted Manifesto, he refers to Name Redacted as not being manipulative, when in his previous texts he makes the point she is. It has been pointed out that this is how Name Redacted wanted everything to play out, the problem is, Name Redacted knows nothing about Shawn, Aaron, Levi, or anyone in the band and who they associate with, or how protective the people around Shawn are of him, he inspires that in people, he is a rarity, this is something that undoubtedly Name Redacted knows, and something Name Redacted is so in denial about that he wants to destroy it. I’ve seen these boys that follow Shawn around, they want him, if they can’t get their way they try to turn on him, and it always ends in failure, Shawn will have always been kind to them.
Some of you have asked about Name Redacted. I have not met Name Redacted. I do know that Name Redacted was very cooperative with the band’s management and legal team about Name Redacted, and that he was cooperative with Shawn, Aaron, Levi, Andrew, and Jay. Name Redacted made a complete confession of his activities involving this situation on his websites. His approach to Shawn was unusual to say the least, however it wasn’t about Shawn, it was about getting Name Redacted’s attention that his online identity crisis had been found out, Name Redacted’s approach to writing about this situation on his website was so obscure, that someone would have to know what they were looking for, however Name Redacted’s writing was getting a lot of page views. Yes, Name Redacted did demand that Shawn take a restraining order out on Name Redacted, Name Redacted did convince Aaron that Daniel was a threat, it turns out that Name Redacted is a law student. Name Redacted explained some of this to the band, that he felt socially awkward because he is on the autism spectrum, with a great deal of anxiety. According to the texts Aaron shared with me, it was Name Redacted who alerted Aaron to Name Redacted’s website, which obviously Aaron didn’t understand, as he didn’t know Name Redacted was Name Redacted, Aaron is left defending Name Redacted unknowing he is not Name Redacted against Name Redacted who is trying to give Name Redacted a message, while at the same time at Name Redacted’s request, making sure Name Redacted never got anywhere near Shawn. That is an interesting logic loop. As it turned out Name Redacted put Name Redacted where he didn’t want him. It is doubtful Shawn is talking to Name Redacted, but as it stands, we can all talk to Name Redacted now. It has been asked if Name Redacted will be joining Films Crew, I don’t have an answer for this, as I understand it, Name Redacted likes to play Black Metal and has his own band. The band’s management stopped sending out Cease and Desist requests to people writing about Name Redacted, unless they violate any DMCA rules regarding the band, who has a legal page for that HERE.
For those of you, (and I know you’re out there), for Shawn to have gotten an email from the site from someone who knew Name Redacted, (and that he wasn’t Name Redacted), that email had to go through several people. From Jay’s team to the management team, to make sure it was legitimate. When I’m pointed to an email which is asking the band if they know about some kept man in Hell’s Kitchen who’s internet career is ruined, I just presume that it is somehow Periscope related nonsense, the band isn’t going to know a kept man in Hell’s Kitchen who’s internet career is ruined, they don’t travel in those circles, I have access to a contacts database, so someone knows something about him, I don’t know how it matches up. I’m not exactly a fan of Periscope, I’ve checked it out on the band’s account that is usually occupied by Shawn aside from two or three people, it’s an Alt-Right narcissist explosion. All of these people curious about Name Redacted, well that’s Name Redacted’s fault, not the bands’. When people noticed the site had been hacked, their curiosity grew, because it was very noticeable. If Name Redacted wanted something taken down, or modified, she could have emailed the site, rather than giving people something to look at, it’s just drawing attention to yourself. Why Shawn’s last entry was deleted is purely criminal, that would be denying him any say in this, something he still really hasn’t had, as his last writing is sheer stream of consciousness after discovering he had been deceived on the deepest possible level, it is doubtful Name Redacted would have denied him that, I doubt Name Redacted has given it the thorough read it deserves. Name Redacted’s logins have not been taken away, however, he will have to contact Jay to get back into Coincidental Events, as he obviously gave his password to Name Redacted, so his credentials have been changed. This site has always been run as a democracy, the band okays something before it goes up, or before it is taken down for some reason or other. Name Redacted has complete access to his part of the site, he ask for that site, and it was paid for. If I were Name Redacted, I would start doing some quick writing, perhaps he can put his ‘Manifesto’ up there, however that would make him look like more of an abysmal human being than he is already perceived as. In this world where perception is everything, Name Redacted is what? I’ve heard he thinks he’s powerful, influential, intellectual, but by what metric? Powerful? Influential? Intellectual? Name Redacted is a coward who blocks people on Twitter and blocks the phone number of the person he claimed to love for nearly a year, then has a ‘Manifesto’ written for him. Where’s the power here?, that he can hurt someone? Name Redacted should be giving all of this some second thoughts, as his actions are going to come back to haunt him with the force of an explosion. It’s also been said that his parents will come and get the band, bring them on, I would look forward to that, they would be exposed to a lot of information about their son. Aaron and Levi are still planning on paying them a visit with the band’s legal representative. I would slink away in embarrassment if my father was named in ProPublica as a chief supplier of opiates. Name Redacted brought all the controversy to this band, there is no other way he can spin it. There is a reason people speak well of Shawn and the other members of this band, they are thoughtful, compassionate, and giving individuals, something Name Redacted took advantage of knowingly, hopefully he can explain his wanton mental behavior before an arresting officer asks him. Name Redacted Reyher’s ‘Manifesto’ says he’s sorry, though this is not to be believed, as it blames Shawn for the way Name Redacted has felt about him, but more importantly, Name Redacted was caught in the lie of using his brother’s name, when he blocked Shawn, just hours before Name Redacted was expressing his love for him. It would seem Name Redacted has a problem with misplacing blame. I hope never to cross his path, I hope he never shows up in NYC, he wouldn’t have a pleasant experience. Redacted not only owes Shawn a better explanation, as well as the band, (who currently want him arrested), than a text message ‘Manifesto’. And we’re going to see that he gets it. Aaron will exact this one way or the other, he has even posted the emails he has sent Name Redacted as a matter of public record. All of this time Name Redacted is not blocked from his website HERE.
As for the people who have asked about Name Redacted, we know virtually nothing about her, however Name Redacted does, he describes her as vulgar, and a woman who preys on young men through the internet. Certainly someone I couldn’t introduce my mother to, although perhaps Name Redacted can introduce her to his family, they are Floridians after all, (I was there 2 years ago for a print shoot, oh my, home of the uncouth). In a compare and contrast, my mother loves Shawn, if she were to meet Name Redacted, she would be escorted out of the house, with my mother severely confused as to how a woman her thirties had only the ambition of preying on young men, apparently gay young men, if we are to account for Name Redacted’s severe denial. From what I understand, it is unlikely that Name Redacted’s family is not concerned about what Name Redacted does as Aaron has pointed out, due to some incidents within that family where there is apparently no discipline. Perhaps Aaron is correct when he mentioned to me that Name Redacted needed “Empathy Lessons”, as he certainly has none. Everyone in Shawn’s life warned him about Name Redacted, and in turn Name Redacted defended himself that he loved Shawn, telling both Aaron and Levi he wasn’t an “Elaborate Game”, it turns out that he likely is, or is so in denial he can’t cope, so he destroys. We want to make sure Shawn is quarantined from name Redacted, wherever Shawn is, he is missing. Unlike Name Redacted, we miss him, we love him, we are very concerned.
Name Redacted’s ‘Manifesto’ does state that it is expected to be seen on this website, then ironically asks for it not to be, therefor the logic prevails that someone wants Name Redacted’s ‘Manifesto’ on this website. However, Name Redacted is aware that he has a percentage of ownership of this website, so he is not as helpless as it is claimed here. Whoever wrote that ‘Manifesto’ wants it to be seen, even though it is contradictory, and is factually incorrect from the events that occurred over the last year, and blames Shawn for the entire thing happening, when Name Redacted pursued Shawn. We were told that Name Redacted would try to turn this all around on Shawn, good luck with that. Name Redacted is responsible for whatever happens to Shawn, the problem with that is that Name Redacted has a track record of irresponsible behavior.
FilmsCrewBand will not be appearing at The Mondo Fest (formerly CMJ Music Showcase) this year because of these events
I apologize for not being able to give an Aaron style update, embedded with philosophy, or a Shawn style update being enigmatic, I am on as their spokesperson, with a vague press release of activities. I am proud to know the people in this band, Shawn has had a profound affect on my life, I owe him so much. So does the ungrateful Name Redacted.