A statement from Thaddeus Shafer:
On Thursday, October 1st on facebook, a person came forward to detail an incident that occurred in the summer of 2019 in which I made advances toward her at an audition in my home. It was traumatizing, an abuse of power, and a violation.
I would like to take this moment to state my truth, which is that she is telling 100% the truth about what happened that night. They were my actions, and it is her trauma -- her story to tell. In no way do I hope to contradict it.
I will forever regret my actions and the way that I have let down her, my family, my collaborators and my community.
Since the summer of 2019, I have not cast or produced anything. I have focused my energy and attention on working on myself, my integrity, my treatment and my recovery.
As of today I am formally dissolving DryCraeft Los Angeles. I will have no involvement in any immersive productions or take on any leadership for the foreseeable future.