Alternative Nation reached out to IWas17HeWas36 and Dingledoddies@gmail.com last week when Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan denied their anonymous and unverified sexual misconduct allegations.
Keenan tweeted last week, “Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #metoo movement. And shame on those of you who perpetuate this destructive clickbait. As for my delayed but un-required response, I had my phone off. You should try it.”
Alternative Nation has not published the contents of their allegations due to their unverified and anonymous nature. Dingledoddies@gmail.com responded to Alternative Nation, while IWas17HeWas36 didn’t. I learned her real name, which did match up with one listing. Fans have been suspicious of the Dingledoddies@gmail.com account, and another one called Buried Memories, as they were created within a few hours of each other, leading to many fans calling her a liar and fraud who created multiple accounts. These emails took place after Keenan’s tweet.
Alternative Nation first contacted Dingledoddies@gmail.com asking for proof and more details regarding her allegations. I asked her, “Do you have any proof/more details regarding your accusations against Maynard James Keenan?”
She responded, “Yes I would be willing to make a statement. I am willing to report my experience the night of 11/06/03 with Maynard Keenan. Let me know how to proceed.”
I asked, “Did you create the Buried Memories account? It was registered within a couple of hours of your account, which has made many very suspicious. Also, what is your story/claim about Maynard? Do you have friends and family who can corroborate you told them about it? Do you have a ticket stub from the concert?”
She responded, “Just so you know that other Twitter account was not me, so you should definitely track down who she is.
I can assure you my account of what happened is 100% factual and over the years I have shared with select friends. In fact on 11/11/17 I shared a #metoo on Facebook. This post was public and is now private so that my identity is protected. I had no idea this was going to blow up the way it has and I’m glad I had the chance to be prepared before I got in over my head.
I was not at the concert, they invited me to the hotel from a place of business back to their hotel.”
I then pressed for more proof and corroboration, “What place of business? Do you have a screenshot of the Facebook post and comments?”
She responded, “I’m working with Rolling Stone thank you.”
Alternative Nation is still choosing to not cover her Twitter allegations, which were short and brief, as she would not provide us with additional details, or proof/corroboration including the Facebook screenshot. We are also not covering the details of IWas17HeWas36’s allegations for the same reasons.