The Gaslamp Killer has been accused of rape. Twitter user Chelsea Elayne has come forward and accused the artist of drugging and raping her and her friend four years ago.
In a lengthy post, Chelsea describes a horrifying experience, where she and her friend RaeAn were at a party at The Standard Hotel on July 5, 2013. He knew RaeAn from a festival the week prior. He gave them two drinks and that is where things become very blurry. She remembers feeling nauseous and “his disgusting body on top of me.” After he dropped them off at The Standard and drove off.
You can read her account of the rape on Twitter above.
Chelsea says that she noticed he blocked her and that pushed her over the edge.
She also shared a private DM with Gaslamp Killer, which doesn’t look good for him either.
When reached for comment, Gaslamp Killer denies the allegations, saying the sex was consensual and claims he has eye witnesses who can back up his story.
"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."