(CelebrityAccess) — William Bensussen, known professionally as The Gaslamp Killer, has dismissed his defamation lawsuit against a women who accused him of drugging and raping her.
In a joint statement released through their attorneys via social media, Bensussen and his accuser Chelsea Tadros said:
“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.”
“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 the issue. After their discussion, 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 unable to consent on July 5, 2013. Mr. Bensussen maintains that he 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 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 as that their supporters show respect and compassion for this decision and the other side.”
In October 2017, Tadros published a lengthy statement on Twitter, accusing Bensussen of drugging and raping her and a female friend while the alleged drug rendered them incapacitated at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles on July 5, 2013.
In a subsequent post, Tadros claimed the Bensussen later blocked her on Twitter, which she viewed as an admission of guilt.
No criminal charges were filed against Bensussen in connection with the allegations.