What a scary time.
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Everyone has a vague image of a star's post-concert activity schedule.
But when the details come forward, somehow the ooze of shock and disgust still manage to seep its way through.
Afterward, she says Sean invited them to an "after-party." Once on the tour bus though, their wild ride with Mr. Brown would soon begin. And it's definitely one she's never forgetting!
"My roommates and I live in downtown Boston so we thought that this after-party was going to be at one of the nearby hotels like the W, the Ritz Carlton, Four Seaons, Liberty, etc. Plus, there was A LOT of people on stage with us, so it looked like a real after party. I mean we were expecting loud music, conversation, just something normal because everything seemed pretty normal while on stage. But when we got outside they had taken our phones and shoes away from us and to be honest we were kind of in a daze, this had never happened to us before so we kind of just went along with it. Stupid move."
Soon she and her friends would find themselves in a small town about an hour away — a town called Foxboro.
"I kept quite the whole way and pretended like I was having fun. There was drugs, alcohol and a lot of rapping. But they are also very, VERY disrespectful towards women. The only drug I physically saw was marijuana. Chris has some vodka and they would pour it down our throats. Well, they did it to my friends but when it came to 'my turn' I took the bottle and pretended I was drinking out of it because I wanted to have my senses and remember things from that night."
Unfortunately, Jessica wasn't just witnessing the abuse of pot and alcohol. She'd soon see her friends being taken advantage of, saying:
"What really opened my eyes was how Sean, Chris, and all of their friends treat women. On the bus it was just my roommate, another friend, and myself. There were also two girls who Chris [would later take] with him into his hotel room. One of the guys on the bus pulled my friend over and lifted her skirt all the way up and started hitting her behind. While my roommate and I were trying to pull down her skirt, all the guys including Sean were slapping her behind while Chris was just looking right at her and laughing very, very hard."
Eventually, they did arrive at the hotel, and that's when she plotted their escape:
"Once we were in the elevator, I noticed there were cops downstairs. When we got up to their floor everybody dispersed into their rooms. I have no idea who all was in the room where my friends and I were because we immediately ran into the bathroom. This was the first time we had gotten a chance to talk all night since we had no phones and we were not sitting next to each other on the bus. We decided that the only thing there was to do is just to run out of the hotel room."
She says friends of Chris and Sean soon came out, chasing them and asking them why they were leaving:
"They took the elevator down with us, but once they saw we were going straight to the cops they dispersed. Chris was already in a room with those two other girls from the bus."
Whoo! That was a close one!
The events of the alleged night they already had were rough enough, but trust us — it sounds like they could have wound up in a MUCH deeper hole of regret had they stayed in the hotel.
While we all know music stars indulge in the groupie love, it's not so vile when the groupies are completely consenting. Forcing vodka down your guests' throat doesn't sound like consenting fun to us. But this story — if it's true — really raises a brow when it comes to post-concert safety.
Be careful, ladies! Arm yourselves with the power to say NO and get the hell outta dodge whenever you need to. Sometimes things get way out of hand, and nobody wants to be a part of that business!
[Image via Daniel Tanner/WENN.]