Thursday, August 6, 2015

Unfortunate News

Well, really, more than unfortunate. Disappointing, more like.

According to many major music and news outlets, our beloved Owl City touring guitarist Daniel Jorgensen was charged today with "criminal sexual contact and attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl to a hotel room and tour bus while playing a show in Atlantic City in 2013" (Alternative Press). According to another article by Fox News: "Authorities say he committed criminal sexual contact on the beach and then tried to lure the girl to his hotel room and the band's tour bus to have sex."

I personally remember hearing about this on Tumblr way back when it happened - even reading a report from the victim herself. Jorgensen was removed from the touring band back in 2013 when the allegations were revealed. Jorgensen's bail is set at $100,000, and he could face up to 10 years in prison for the luring charge, and another 18 months for the "fourth-degree sexual contact" charge (Alternative Press).

It's really a shame to see this happening, but in all honesty, he's getting what he deserves. You just can't do that.

Sadly reporting,

P.S. Here are the links to the two articles I referenced:
The FOX News Article and a report from Alternative Press.


  1. Surprisingly I'm the first to comment ;) Disappointing, disturbing, disgusting, yes they are all good words for the charges :( very sad

  2. He deserves everything he gets. Not only does it shed us, as Hootowls, in a very passive, weak and incapable light, but Adam looks like the bad guy, when he hasn't done a thing. It's a shame, because Daniel messed with the wrong fan-base. We are small but strong! (At least Adam shipped him off a few years ago). I feel as if we should move on and focus on other AMAZING things Adam has done Mobile Orchestra for example. I'm not saying forget what Daniel did, I'm saying when the initial shock and anger is over, we should declare the past as the past. Committing these offences, Daniel was and never will be part of Owl City.
    Over and out,
    -Glasses Anon

    1. Trying not to cry, I've been on too many websites and all the comments have mostly been 'Adam Young is a child molester' I don't know why I let myself get mad and emotional. I've been trying to let it not get to me- but its not working. I wish Adam would just say something about it and put things to rest. I know I'm a crazy fangirl, but I can't help it because Adam is not the problem here, Daniel was just hired for the tour group and I know you are all sick of me, I just wish things would stop.
      -Glasses Anon

    2. I would say that your reactions are copletely normal. People are saying stuff about Adam because they can, and of course they have no base or information of the matter. Personally I think that Adam might not take part in this on a more official scale because he's not that kind of person. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't seem to remember if Adam has ever taken a stand in these sort of subjecs, but that might be because maybe it hasen't concerned him personally before. He might also be ashamed of having Daniel in his crew, even though he didn't know what kind of person he turned out to be.
      But nevertheless I agree, he should take stand in this matter and maybe just say a few words about it. He knows that what his former guitarist did was wrong, and that this is affecting him personally.
      - Coconut

    3. Thank you so much. You don't know how helpful you have been. I feel so terribly bad for the poor girl who had to experience all of this. I just wish there was a way we could put this to rest and make sure that Daniel gets what he deserves. I'm just mad that everyone would accuse Adam for doing that, I know they don't know him like we do (without trying to sound like a stalker). I suppose some people are just out there to upset people.
      Thank you soo much again,
      -Glasses Anon

    4. Hello, everyone. The discussion here is, unfortunately, very accurate in many respects.
      Sadly, this ordeal with Daniel has put hootowls in a less-than-flattering light. But we as a fandom know that Adam has nothing to do with any of this - don't listen to the naysayers.
      But along those same lines, I too wish that Adam would at least say something about the whole thing. But let us remember that Adam doesn't tell us much at all - for example, he never said anything about the lawsuit he was involved in over Good Time.
      I guess only time will tell.

    5. I know this conversation is old, but I found his thoughts about the matter on his blog, it is Unfortunately Adam doesn't post frequently anymore but I enjoy the old posts.

  3. Happy Birthday to Matt Thiessen age 35 tomorrow. :0D Without Matt, Owl City might not have achieved the popularity it has today, and undoubtedly Adam would not have been the same person!
    -Glasses Anon