I have known Thadeaus since 2010, primarily in the context of his relationship with my friend Cat. While I have seen firsthand that he is only human and at times completely capable of miscommunication and misunderstanding, I have also seen his efforts to continue the conversation and not let communication completely break down.

Thadeaus has an open, calm presence and I do feel that he has an ability to bring very different people and personalities together and create a sense of community. He also opened his home to me when I needed a place to stay and has been generous with his friendship.

While I obviously do not know the truth behind these allegations since I was not there, I can only say that I personally feel safe and comfortable around him. He deals with me honestly, and I truly believe that his openness and willingness to engage are characteristics of a trustworthy person and friend.

-Mengmeng Wang