Addams had previously alluded to the rape in a 2015 interview with Alternative Press, where, speaking to her 19 year old self, she said, “don’t allow anybody—especially your current boyfriend—to verbally ridicule you, psychically abuse and rape you, fat-shame you, break your spirit, make you second-guess yourself and ultimately steal your identity.” She experienced an outpouring of support after the interview, and found people coming to her with their own stories, as well. After seeking therapy and consulting with friends and family, she decided it was finally time to tell her story.

Jeordie White has also toured with Nine Inch Nails and played bass for A Perfect Circle.