The Gaslamp Killer Launches Lawsuit Following Rape Accusations
There’s probably no easy way to receive the news that you’re being accused of rape, but there are likely smarter ways of dealing with it than others. One of the less advisable strategies it would seem, would be to sue your accusers. Nonetheless, that’s the solution, William Bensussen A.K.A The Gaslamp Killer, decided to employ.
Last month, two women accused Bensussen of drugging and raping them after a rooftop show in 2013. While the two alleged victims and one of their boyfriends have shared their story, Bensussen also has given his own side of the events, which include input from alleged witnesses claiming that nothing shady happened.
Whatever the outcome may be, Bensussen’s label Brainfeeder split with him, as did Low End Theory and now the artist is suing the two women, as well as aforementioned boyfriend. Claiming defamation and citing the accusations as “malicious and fabricated,” Bensussen is now seeking $5 million to make up for losing his label backing and show connections.