Last month, William Bensussen aka The Gaslamp Killer was accused by a woman of having raped her. Chelsea Tadros took the matter to Twitter, saying the producer drugged her and raped herself and her friend RaeAn Medina back in 2013 at the Los Angeles' Standard Hotel.
After the allegation came to light, Bensussen denied it in a tweet, writing, in part, "I would never hurt a woman".
The Gaslamp Killer is trying to kill the controversy surrounding him. "I would never drug a woman and I would never put anyone in a situation where they were not in control, or take anything they weren't offering". "I am thankful that I have been contacted by witnesses and my roommates at the time, in support". The lawsuit sees Bensussen describe the allegations as "malicious and fabricated" and allege that two witnesses can affirm his innocence.
The producer is now reportedly suing the accuser, her friend and the accuser's boyfriend - who is said to have shared the story online - for defamation, seeking at least $5 million (£3.8m) in damages. The documents outline a different version of the night, detailing a consensual sexual encounter between the two women and Bensussen. Bensussen's roommate Peter R. claims that Chelsea and RaeAn left the house "under their own power and did not appear incapacitated" in the complaint.
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