"I took advantage of my position as a musician, though I never intended to hurt anyone emotionally or otherwise."
In the wake of SPIN’s report detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against former Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile from seven women, Mondanile has released a public statement, through his attorneys, regarding the allegations and his dismissal from the band in 2016. Via Pitchfork, it reads:
Recently, there have been allegations and articles circulating regarding Musician Matthew Mondanile’s past conduct toward women. This statement, issued through his attorneys, is intended as a general response to what has been written.
First and foremost, Matt would like to apologize: “I am endlessly sorry for my inappropriate behavior. I took advantage of my position as a musician, though I never intended to hurt anyone emotionally or otherwise. I’ve been an insensitive creep and again I apologize to everyone and anyone who was affected by this. I respect and commend the women who have come forward. Their breaking silence has compelled me to seek a more intense course of self-reflection, and personal development. I make no excuses for my behavior, I only want everyone to be ok. Words cannot convey how truly sorry I am.”