The Gaslamp Killer Files Defamation Suit Against Alleged Rape Victims
publish date: 2017-11-13
Los Angeles, CA – All hell broke loose for The Gaslamp Killer last month when the West Coast DJ/producer was accused of raping two women. One of the alleged victims, Chelsea Tadros, initially came forward on Twitter with claims GLK (real name William Bensussen) had forced himself on her and a friend in 2013, and all three had non-consensual sex. The friend was later identified as RaeAn Medina.
Now, GLK is fighting back with a defamation lawsuit filed against Tadros, Medina and Tadros' boyfriend, Jack Wagner. The suit was filed on Monday (November 13) for 'falsely and maliciously' accusing GLK of drugging and raping them.
i've been silently suffering over this for many years. the gaslamp killer drugged and raped my best friend and myself 4 years ago pic.twitter.com/yvJM5HEJay
— chelsea (@chelseaelaynne) October 13, 2017
GLK's attorney Parag Amin explained in a press release, “These false and despicable allegations have sabotaged Mr. Bensussen’s career, upended his personal life, and led to the cancellation of his shows. Mr. Bensussen is seeking to restore his good name the right way – through a court of law, where people must testify under oath and there is accountability for false statements.'
Following the accusations, GLK was dropped from several festival appearances. Low End Theory, the weekly experimental Hip Hop club night he helped establish at The Airliner in Los Angeles, also promptly parted ways with the longtime musician.
Flying Lotus, another staple of the Low End Theory scene, even came under fire when he appeared to defend GLK during one of his sets, but he quickly issued an apology for any 'insensitive' comments he made.
GLK maintains his innocence and insists the act was consensual.
Check out part of the court docs below.