'The Internet Is A F**kin' Liar': Flying Lotus Defends Alleged Rapist The Gaslamp Killer
Flying Lotus appeared to defend friend and fellow artist William Bensussen, better known as The Gaslamp Killer, during a recent performance at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The Brainfeeder label founder played one of Gaslamp’s tracks to finish off his set before addressing the crowd: “The internet is a f**kin’ liar. Ain’t nobody judge and jury but the f**kin’ law, okay?…Thank you guys so much for coming, let truth and justice have its day.”
Last week Gaslamp was accused of drugging and raping a woman named Chelsea Elaynne, along with her friend RaeAn, in 2013.
“The Gaslamp Killer drugged my best friend and myself at a party at the Standard Hotel, had non-consensual sex with both of us while we were completely incapacitated, and then dumped us back in front of the standard after it happened,” read her statement.
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
Following Elaynne’s statement, Gaslamp responded via Twitter where he denied the allegations and said he would “never hurt or endanger a woman.”
— G L K (@GASLAMPKILLER) October 13, 2017
Brainfeeder also issued a statement on the matter claiming it “did not have any knowledge of the alleged incidents, and condemn any such actions across the board.” The label also emphasized that it has not released any of Gaslamp’s music in over five years and that the producer is not currently signed to Brainfeeder.