The Gaslamp Killer Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Over Rape Allegations, Issues Joint Statement With Accuser
According to the statement, the two had a “heartfelt” discussion about the event that led to the woman accusing the artist of drugging and raping her.
The Gaslamp Killer has shared a joint statement between himself and the woman who accused him of drugging and raping her in 2013.
In 2017, Chelsea Tadros shared on Twitter that the DJ and producer drugged and raped her at The Standard Hotel in Los Angeles on July 5, 2013.
Following the accusation, Gaslamp filed a defamation lawsuit against Tadros, her friend RaeAn, and Tadros’ boyfriend for $5 million in damages, as well as denied the allegations.
Now, he has dropped the lawsuit. Gaslamp shared a screenshot of a joint statement issued by both parties’ attorneys on Instagram with the following caption:” It has been almost two years since I filed a defamation lawsuit against Chelsea Tadros. Many of you have asked me for an update. I have one for you today.”
“After engaging in heartfelt discussions with each other about the event of July 5, 2013, William Bensussen and Chelsea Tadros have decided it is their mutual desire to move on with their lives and put this lawsuit behind them,” the statement reads. “For this reason, Mr. Bensussen has agreed to dismiss his lawsuit against Ms. Tadros.”
“After their discussions, Ms. Tadros acknowledges that she does not know who drugged her, and both parties acknowledge that she could have been drugged by one of the many attendees that were present on July 5, 2013,” the statement continues. “Mr. Bensussen maintains that he has never drugged or raped anyone, and that he did not have any indication that Ms. Tadros was drugged or unable to consent. Furthermore, had Mr. Bensussen known or believed that Ms. Tadros did not or was unable to consent, he would not have engaged in any sexual activity.”