Nailed it. All this talk of cancel culture and whatnot or trying to parse out what EXACTLY Matt did that was illegal is just noise. Some people are quick to make excuses, some are quick to write him off forever and then there are people ready to attack someone who doesn't feel the same way. I imagine most of us are probably just sitting here saying, "well, this sucks."
A few things from my point of view:
1) I feel terrible for any woman (or person) that has suffered at the hands of predatory behavior such as what has been alleged. I support them and will ALWAYS listen to what they have to say. They should be welcome to this forum (or any forum) without being attacked or harassed to tell their story.
2) Everyone makes mistakes but if this becomes a pattern of behavior or there appears to be a culture of it then that wades into unacceptable territory for me. It looks like we're there with all of the allegations but I think I'd like to at least hear from Matt. But the more time that goes by with absolute crickets, the more damning it looks. Is this typical "rock star" behavior? I think it goes beyond that. It's not the 70/80/90's anymore and reaching out via social media to groom and manipulate and send inappropriate material is quite a bit different than just banging a groupie on the bus and moving on to the next city. The infidelity seemingly throughout Matt's personal life also increases the magnitude of this. Although, I've generally NEVER cared about the personal lives of musicians in the past.
3) I'm done financially supporting MG in any future endeavors. Will I listen to any music he puts out, if he even continues selling music? I honestly don't know. I'm not gonna run off and burn all his albums and for now, any listening pleasure I received has been significantly dampened. I didn't even buy Moving Walls because I didn't think it was any good but that's beside the point.
4) I have a rec room in my house dedicated to rock n roll memorabilia. I have a whole section of wall dedicated to MG. Pictures, framed signed posters and CD's, a drumstick I caught from an MGB show, etc. It seems a little extreme to take it down because by all accounts, the other members of MGB aren't total dirtbags. But I'm really torn with having what basically amounts to an altar to a man who treats women in such a way I consider unconscionable. Undecided as of right now.