This is a simple page I’ve created to keep all our resources and steps in one place. Through the strength of all the voices that have broken out of their silence to speak up, we have been able to create a movement to bring awareness to a troubling situation in our music industry, or towards certain perpetrators. I want this movement to be more than a media story, I want there to be action and change. With our current laws and environment, the only way we can do that is by working together.
This process is for the Melbourne photographer that has abused over 130+ women, if you are one of the victims and are ready to take action, please read the following.
STEP 1 – VICTIM & WITNESS INFORMATION
This document is provided to aid you in understanding what your rights are, legal terms and how best to describe and understand incidents that may have occurred to you, as well as how they apply to our Australian legal system. We hope the information provided helps make this process a little less daunting and overwhelming for you.
STEP 2 – VICTIM & WITNESS STATEMENT
I have created a Google form (you will need to have a Google account for privacy reasons) for you to fill out that has been approved over police consultations.
From here, the police will reach out directly to you, or let me know how to direct you in your next steps, depending on your situation. The police have said that even if only 10% of the victims and witnesses come forward, it WILL make a big difference.
STEP 3 – SELF CARE & ANTI-HARASSMENT INITIATIVE
Firstly, after this traumatic process – please self-care and seek therapy and support where needed.
Secondly, over the last few weeks the Australian music industry has once again been rocked by incidents of sexual assault and harassment. There are systemic and harmful power imbalances within our community – and discrimination, abuse, and harassment still persist across gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age, ability, and the full spectrum of ‘other’.
If you are an artist, or work with artists, use this resource when booking photoshoots, writing sessions, rehearsals, or any kind of meeting. And know that MANY others are using it as well, including myself.
SHARE THE LINK when organising your collaboration, and put respect and safety on the agenda BEFORE you meet. Read more at dontbethatguy.com.au
MORE ON THE ABUSE OF MELBOURNE PHOTOGRAPHER
THE GUARDIAN – “Photographer admits to being ‘abuser’ after Jaguar Jonze posts #METOO accusations”
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – “Photographer admits ‘I’m an abuser’ after #METOO posts”
JUNKEE – “Australian Music Industry ME TOO moment is here”
NME AUSTRALIA – “Jaguar Jonze calls for victims of Melbourne music photographer to come forward for police investigation”