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Gaslamp Killer sues over rape claims

By | Published on Tuesday 14 November 2017

Gaslamp Killer

The Gaslamp Killer, real name William Bensussen, is suing a woman who last month accused him of raping both her and a friend.

As previously reported, Chelsea Tadros recently posted on Twitter saying that she and a friend had been drugged and raped by Bensussen after they met at a party in 2013. She said that he had come and spoken to them after recognising her friend RaeAn Medina, who he had met previously at a festival. She then claims that he gave them both drugged drinks, after which she says she blacked out, with only a few memories of what happened next.

In a subsequent statement, Bensussen denied rape, saying that he and the two women had consensually had sex.

In his lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Bensussen names Tadros, RaeAn Medina and a man they both know as defendants. He says that he has a witness who saw him buy drinks for the women, who will testify that he did not tamper with them. He also claims that it was the women who initially propositioned him, rather than the other way around.

The third defendant is reportedly named on the lawsuit because he has continued to assert Tadros’s claims online. The musician is seeking unspecified damages.



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