The Gaslamp Killer drops lawsuit against rape accuser; both parties issue joint statement
The Gaslamp Killer (aka William Bensussen) has dropped the defamation lawsuit that he filed against Chelsea Tadros, who accused Bensussen of raping her in 2013, and both parties issued a joint statement that says both “have decided that it is their mutual desire to move on with their lives and put this lawsuit behind them.” The statement continues:
Mr. Bensussen discussed with Ms. Tadros the events of July 5, 2013 to understand the basis for her Twitter post on October 12, 2017. Mr. Bensussen did this in good faith as an earnest effort to resolve this issue. After their discussions, Ms. Tadros acknowledges she does not know who drugged her, and both parties recognize that Ms. Tadros could have been drugged by one of the many attendees that were present on July 5, 2013.
Ms. Tadros continues to maintain that she was drugged and thereby unable to consent on July 5, 2013. 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.
No money was exchanged as part of the settlement, and the parties will not be commenting any further. The parties ask that their supporters show respect and compassion for this decision and for the other side.
Here are both posts:
— chelsea (@chelseaelaynne) July 26, 2019