The Gaslamp Killer sues rape accusers for defamation

The Gaslamp Killer sues rape accusers for defamation

In the aftermath the published reports sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein — now known as the “Weinstein effect” …

In the aftermath the published reports sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein — now known as the “Weinstein effect” — accusations that William Bensussen, best known as , had drugged and raped two women in 2013.

Chelsea Tadros shared a statement that detailed her experience meeting Bensussen at a rotop party in L.A. with her friend RaeAn Medina. Tadros shared that the producer proceeded to drug them, rape them, and then later returned them to the front the hotel. Bensussen went on to .

Now,  reports that Bensussen is reportedly suing Tadros, Medina, and Tadros’ boyfriend for $5 million in damages and for defamation. Pitchfork has also obtained the complaint, which reportedly details the allegations as “malicious and fabricated” and refers to the sexual encounter as “consensual.”

Two alleged witnesses are reportedly cited in the document —“Christopher S.” and “Peter R.” — who include that Bensussen did not in fact “spike, tamper with, or put anything in the drinks.” The two men also include that the women approached Bensussen initially and that the women were, “under their own power and did not appear incapacitated.”

While further details remain to unfold, in the meantime, The Gaslamp Killer has been dropped from his longtime residency with and had his forthcoming .

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