Devin Faraci, the popular film critic and editor-in-chief of Birth.Movies.Death (formerly Badass Digest), has resigned from his post, following allegations of sexual assault that surfaced on Twitter. Devin Faraci had been tweeting about the leaked tape featuring Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women, when a Twitter user known as "spacecrone" asked Devin Faraci on Sunday if he had remembered, "grabbing me by the p---y and bragging to our friends about it, telling them to smell your fingers?" Faraci responded later that day, stating, "I do not remember this. I can only believe you and beg forgiveness for having been so vile." Earlier today, Devin Faraci announced his resignation with the following statement.
"This weekend allegations were made about my past behavior. Because I take these types of claims seriously I feel my only honorable course of action is to step down from my position as Editor-in-Chief of Birth.Movies.Death. I will use the coming weeks and months to work on becoming a better person who is, I hope, worthy of the trust and loyalty of my friends and readers."
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with the woman, a 33-year-old non-profit worker from New York named Caroline. She revealed that Tim League, the founder of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, which owns Birth.Movies.Death, reached out to Caroline, who asked not to have her last name revealed.
"We had a really good conversation about it that left me feeling like he understood the situation and was interested in helping Devin. I'm really happy that Tim League took this seriously and that Devin is interested in getting treatment. I've let them know that I'm available for any accountability processing that might be part of his rehabilitation."
Caroline's initial tweet to Devin Faraci has since been deleted, because it had "become a focal point for some really vile stuff that i don't feel is in any way in touch with what actually happened." We have assembled a collection of tweets from Caroline about the incident, which took place in 2004 in New York. She also told The Hollywood Reporter that she asked him about the incident two years later on an internet message board, and after that confrontation, he "kind of disappeared" after that. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, which Faraci is also a member of, is reportedly considering what actions to take. Take a look at the tweets below from Caroline about this incident.
@devincf I've been forced to think about you a lot since these trump tapes came out.— INVISIGOTH (@spacecrone) October 9, 2016
sitting here trying to remember if a man had ever grabbed me by the vagina against my will and, well, yes, a popular Twitter feminist!— INVISIGOTH (@spacecrone) October 9, 2016
Literally stuck his hands down my pants at a bar while I told him to stop, then told our friends he had 'fingerbanged me'— INVISIGOTH (@spacecrone) October 9, 2016
It's not just your Trumps or your Republicans, it's your friendly neighborhood film critics and twitter feminists.— INVISIGOTH (@spacecrone) October 9, 2016
@spacecrone I do not remember this. I can only believe you and beg forgiveness for having been so vile.— devin faraci (@devincf) October 9, 2016
Some of you may already have seen that Devin has stepped down from his job.— INVISIGOTH (@spacecrone) October 11, 2016
After talking with @timalamo, who was extremely supportive, it sounds like he is genuinely interested in getting help.— INVISIGOTH (@spacecrone) October 11, 2016