Falling in Reverse’s vocalist Ronnie Radke is in the headlines again, and for all the reasons. He had been involved in allegations of hurting fans with a mic stand back in 2012; domestic violence against his partner Sally Watts; and simply making sexist jokes about 9/11. The latest incident involves something far more serious, however: gang rape.
According to theprp.com, Radke was accused of the gang rape of a woman in UT after the band’s performance at the Murray Theater this past Wednesday. The victim’s Facebook post reads as follows:
“I’ve been a victim of sexual assault too many times. Once is too many. Four times is too many for any person. Please pray for me”
“Broken nose (previous to assault) bruises all over my body and a three inch contusion on my jaw and torn throat ligaments from fighting back. Thanks Ashley-Jade Thewlis & Levi Rounds for taking care of me and putting that monster on blast.”
“The situation has blown up on social media. He even tweeted about me being a dumbass.
“75% is fangirls saying I should kill myself and 25% are people saying he can never come back to Utah.
“As if having a rape kit and a severe contusion on my jaw weren’t enough.”
On the other hand, Radke issued a statement to Alternative Press denying the allegations:
“The Internet is a wonderful place because everyone has a voice. It’s also an awful place for the same reason. This isn’t the first time people have taken it upon themselves to spread ugly, unsubstantiated claims about myself and my friends. No one from our band or crew were arrested in Utah. After our show in Salt Lake City, we were concerned for someone who appeared to be under the influence and called 911. I personally spoke with law enforcement. I certainly was never under arrest or charged with any crime.”
The AP went to the extent to corroborate the story by contacting Salt Lake City’s Sheriff Department to find out if Radke or any of his entourage was arrested, to which they informed them that no record about any arrest exists.
As with anything, there are always two sides to every story and now we just have to wait and see how the story develops.