A proud antifa member, head of the progressive organization “Punks for Progress,” and a bulwark in movements such as Resist!, Black Lives Matter, and Refuse Fascism has a sordid, little known history of sexual assault.
Now, speaking exclusively to DANGEROUS, another woman has come forward to accuse Aaron Joseph Alvarez of sexual misconduct.
What his comrades may not know about Alvarez is he is an alleged serial rapist on lifetime probation for charges stemming from a sexual assault case in the state of Nevada.
“I’m a fucking survivor and this is bullshit, that a rapist can do this!” the woman, a comedian from Reno, told DANGEROUS. She said she was enraged at Alvarez’s “holier than thou” rebranding.
The witness described a disturbing story about Alvarez, claiming in 2000 he cornered her in a kitchen and violently sexually assaulted her. The Reno comedian says Alvarez struck her and was attempting to remove her clothes. She struggled to fight him off, hitting him in the head with a mug.
“Bitch, you know you like it rough,” were the chilling words the witness remembers Alvarez saying. The ordeal finally ended when it was interrupted by others in the house. She says she was talked out of pressing charges by her friends, believing that alcohol being involved would hurt her chances of being taken seriously by law enforcement.
She escaped, but still lives with the trauma.
“I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor,” she said.
DANGEROUS staff was contacted after the woman says she was fed up with Alvarez being made the local voice of recent social justice causes. It was discovered that Alvarez has been speaking at rallies and marches against “fascism” while on “Lifetime Supervision” for charges stemming from 2005.
In 2005, Alvarez went to court for even more women accusing him with sexual assault. He served time in jail. He later returned to jail for violating his lifetime probation, but has since been released. Nevada DPS Parole and Probation confirmed to DANGEROUS Alvarez’s supervision is a direct result of his past sexual assault charges.
Alvarez, now 47, spends his time giving speeches and making videos on progressive issues. In 2017 sources say he backed out of the “Black Lives Matter Counter-protest at UNR Public · Hosted by Krys Ro and Aaron Alvarez” when skeletons in his closet began to rattle. Yet many leftist rally organizers continue to allow him on stage to preach his politics.
“I see some of my anarchist comrades out here.. I see communists, I see Bernie-crats, I see your typical liberals. We are all the same. We want the same thing…” he is caught on video saying at a rally in San Francisco on July 15 last year.
He has a style of reading verbose, clunky “spoken word” poetry rants to delight crowds of his “comrades” till he’s out of breath.
“He can’t sit there and say how horrible you are when he’s a fucking serial rapist monster. End of story,” the accuser explained. She says she has known Alvarez since high school where she heard rumors of a 14-year-old girl also accusing him of sexual assault.
The comedian said nobody wanted to believe it back then, and she didn’t believe it herself until it happened to her. DANGEROUS was unable to confirm that specific accusation.
The aging “punk” first got into trouble with sexual assault in Reno, but has since taken up residence between San Diego and the Bay Area with videos of him online speaking predominantly in California. Nevada DPS Parole and Probation informed DANGEROUS that Alvarez living or traveling outside Nevada is a violation of his lifetime supervision and it is now being looked into.
Alvarez sings for a little known band called The Convulsionaires and sometimes refers to himself as “Reverend Aaron.”
Alvarez did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
feature image: Aaron Joseph Alvarez via Facebook