Last October, LA-based producer The Gaslamp Killer, real name William Bensussen, was accused of allegedly drugging and raping two women in 2013. A fire storm of news surrounding the issue broke when one of the alleged victims, Chelsea Tadros, shared her story via Twitter, stating that the Low End Theory artist drugged her and friend, RaeAn Medina, at a hotel party, where he then proceeded to allegedly have non-consensual sex with them both.
The allegations — what Benussesen called a “trail by social media jury” — subsequently led Bensussen’s labels, Low End Theory and Brainfeeder, to severe ties with the producer and sparked massive public outrage in the era of #MeToo. In a new statement posted to The Gaslamp Killer’s Facebook page, Bensussen breaks his silence of seven months with details as to why he believes he is innocent. As part of his defamation lawsuit brought against the two women, the legal documents seemingly point the producer’s innocence.
Read his full statement below:
See the referenced court documents here.