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The Gaslamp Killer has responded to rape allegation

He's been accused of sexually assaulting two women in Los Angeles

  • Dave Turner
  • 13 October 2017

The Gaslamp Killer has issued a statement responding to an allegation that he raped two women in 2013.

He wrote to Mixmag: "My name is William. I think it’s important that I be a part of this conversation. Firstly, I want it to be known that I would never hurt or endanger a woman. I would never drug a woman, and I would never put anyone in a situation where they were not in control, or take anything that they weren’t offering. Consent is intimate, and has left room for people who were not present to wonder what happened.

"In this case consent was between three people, in the form of an offer which I accepted. Allegations carry a lot of weight on social media these days, and the bravery of women who expose their stories can create necessary dialogue that leads to real change. But Chelsea’s version of this story is not true.

"I am thankful that I have been contacted by witnesses and my roommates at the time, in support. Please know that while I am shocked, I take this all very seriously. It is all so sensitive and needs to be treated with the utmost care and attention."

It has been alleged by Twitter user @chelseaelaynne that the Los Angeles artist drugged her and a friend at a hotel party, then had non-consensual sex with them.

Mixmag has contacted Chelsea for comment on the incident.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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