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The Gaslamp Killer’s rape accuser responds to defamation suit

In mid-October of last year, Chelsea Tadros took to Twitter to accuse electronic music producer and DJ, The Gaslamp Killer, of drugging and raping her and her friend RaeAn Medina in 2013. Shortly thereafter, William Bensussen was dropped from his labels, among other connections to the music industry at large severed.

The Gaslamp Killer denied the allegations immediately and has remained silent on speaking up on the issue at the advice of his legal counsel — until recently. Now the LA-based artist has broken his silence on the allegations for the first time in seven months, filing a defamation suit with Tadros in a public statement on Facebook, where he shared public court documents, witness accounts, and reiterated his innocence.

Tadros has since taken to Twitter in response to Bensussen’s public suit and Facebook comments. She began with a response from her lawyer, Erica Kim, who wrote the following:


Tadros also spoke out on the suit on her Twitter.