The No Jumper podcast founder and host, Adam Grandmaison who is also known as adam22, has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women.
Adam, who just signed a partnership deal with Atlantic Records to release No Jumper Records, is now being accused of sexual assault.
One woman, under the pseudonym of Jane, told Pitchfork that she first met Adam through a message board back in 2005. Adam and Jane eventually met in real life, hanging out in Manhattan, they later planned a meet at his Queens apartment where the alleged incident took place.
Jane said, “At first I was OK with it, but quickly became uncomfortable as it went further than I wanted to go.” She went on to say, 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.”
She added, “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.”
She said she later told a pal about the incident who then told Adam, who slammed her as a liar on the very same message boards they met on. The No Jumper podcast host wrote a blog post four years later to share his side of the story, he titled the post: “The Time a Girl Accused Me of Rape.”
According to Adam, “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. He continued, “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 woman who comes forward and referred to as D, met the podcast host back in 2006 on the very same boards where Jane met him. D was a 16-year-old teenage girl at the time, yet the two say nothing happened until three years later. Adam reportedly took a flight to her hometown, Vancouver, and stayed with D at her mom’s home. D said that she wanted to make-out, but told Adam to stop there, but it allegedly took it further.
“I was like, ‘No, just stop,'” D 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 added, “And if you try, it’ll just get worse and more painful. What are you supposed to do?”
Adam wrote a blog post about her, in which he also mentioned that they “cuddled” as “she was still pretending to not want to bang me.”
“I have nothing to gain from this,” D told Pitchfork of her story. “I just want justice.”
— adam22 (@adam22) March 23, 2018
Adam has since denied the claims, he tweeted, “I’ve done plenty of stupid shit in my life. But I’ve never raped or hit a woman.”