The mysterious record label...

According to Jessicka in her statement, one of the reasons why it took her so long to come out with her story was the record label that Jack Off Jill was signed to;

In 1997, I was warned by my band’s record company that if I revealed my story publicly, there would be a very good chance that my band Jack Off Jill would be black balled by concert promoters, radio programmers, and other bands and their managers. Jack Off Jill was also warned of running the risk of losing our coveted record deal (which they gave us!!,) as they were certain no one would ever take a rape victim in this male dominated music business seriously, nevermind a ferocious, disenfranchised, outspoken overweight front woman such as myself! The label blatantly feared the big machine behind Marilyn Manson would use their power to destroy not only Jack Off Jill, but my name, Jessicka, as well. The pressure and guilt of the inevitable repercussions of my rape story affecting my band’s livelihood, happiness and success kept me silent for years.


Alright, let's talk about the label. The fact that the record label i left unnamed is weird, considering that by Jessicka's social media, it has been seemingly her message to expose the abuse and misogyny in the male dominated music scene. Why is this record label then left unnamed. It becomes even a bigger question mark when you know what happened with it. 

Jack Off Jill was signed to Risk records in 1997. They released their debut full album, Sexless Demons and Scars through risk in September of the same year. After that, in November 1998, they released a remix EP Covetous Creature. Coming up to the release of their second album Clear Hearts, Grey Flowers though, Risk went bankrupt and Jack Off Jill was left with no record label or proper promotion for their album. This, combined with the problems between the members of the band, especially co-founder Robin Moulder and Jessicka Addams, lead up to Jack Off Jill disbanding soon after. 

Jessicka, in her own words, was "Frustrated with the record industry and vowed never to be in another band"

Why couldn't she include the name of this defunct record label? If it doesn't even exist anymore, and without the help of wayback machine, pretty much nothing could be found about it online. Naming it would only add to the credibility of the story for the reader. And by how hard she was going after Marilyn Manson for simply having Jeordie in his band still in 2017, one would think that she would also name the exact record company employee who'd told her the things she claimed she was told.

In fact, some people including myself in the beginning thought the problem was that the bands were on the same label, but that was not the issue. 

Was Risk records left unnamed because some of the people that worked there still do work in the music business and could go to the press commenting on whether or not this ever actually happened? I managed to contact one person who worked at Risk, leaving him anonymous because he couldn't tell me anything relevant, but this person for example had moved forward to work in artist management. 

So, when Jack Off Jill broke up in 2000, Jessicka was frustrated with the industry and vowed to never play in another band. She had no record deal to lose at this point anymore? Then, two years later Jeordie left Marilyn Manson so there was no "big machine" to fear either. Still, he had to come back to Marilyn Manson and play almost a decade in the band until this story was out?

Another problem with this record label claim is this: 

Planning to come out with such a story, Jessicka would likely have discussed it with her band members, if not only to seek support as she was preparing for backlash from the public, but also to discuss what the band would do as a whole. Knowing this would probably at least somehow affect their reputation, she'd probably consulted with the band mates somehow. Remember, Jack Off Jill was a feminist band! So knowing all this, why would the band as a whole want to even tour with Marilyn Manson in 1999?

Of course, Jessicka says it was something they were "convinced to do by the record label" later in her statement. But again, why is the record label not named as Jack Off Jill now works to expose the misogyny in the music scene? 

It would be quite a terrible thing for a record label to do: First, tell a rape victim to stay silent because money and then tell said victim to work together with the rapist because money. It's quite a serious claim! Shouldn't the people in the music business know whose priorities are all wrong?

Did some digging. I don't think this "record label silencing" ever happened since Jessicka isn't  naming anyone, let alone the label, but who is she accusing? These look like shit on mobile, but you can zoom them.  So would Frank Volpe and John Broaddus for example be able to comment on Jessicka's claims? They are very serious claims! Or what about Jessicka/JOJ manager Rhian Gittins? 

 

So now at this point, Jessicka is not only accusing Jeordie White, but other people too and for some reason, the media has not been interested in this in any way? The media has not been interested in the witness statement either? Can we really be talking about "protecting asshole rock musicians" when you can claim just about anything with no responsibility, no one is going to ask any questions? Is this how it works? Fear and disgust sell better than justice and choosing a narrative that sells is far more important than finding out what actually happened, it's quite ironic when we're talking about someone who made his career in Marilyn Manson...