Last week, we reported on the rape accusation Falling in Reverse’s vocalist, Ronnie Radke, was facing from a 25 year-old Salt Lake City woman who claimed Radke and his bodyguard assaulted her after the show at the Murray Theater on June 3rd. A few days later, Slaves guitarist Alex Lyman provided an alibi for Radke, claiming he was present the entire time during the night when the incident supposedly took place, and stating his version of the story.
After claiming all these allegations to be false, Radke decided to file a defamation lawsuit against the accuser, Kacee Boswell, according to Alt Press:
“As best as can be determined from Defendant Boswell’s shifting versions of events, Defendant Boswell claims that, on that night, she was raped two separate times, to wit, (1) during the band’s performance, in the band’s tour bus, with Radke’s bodyguard perpetrating the first alleged rape, and (2) after the band’s performance, in a car en route to Boswell’s home, with Radke and Radke’s bodyguard perpetrating this second alleged rape.”
The complaint also accounts Radke’s version of the events:
“Radke decided that Boswell was seriously intoxicated or otherwise debilitated in some manner. Radke told Boswell that, instead of going to The Woodshed, Radke wanted the car to take Boswell either to a hospital or to her home. Boswell refused to go to a hospital, instead providing the name of an intersection as the location where she wanted to go.” Once at the intersection, “Boswell initially refused to leave the car; [Bateman] had to help secure her exit from the vehicle. Boswell then sat on the curb, awake, coherent and operating her phone.”
Radke says his driver called the police and a passerby offered to stay with Boswell. The claim alleges that Boswell indicated she lived nearby, so the car drove off, only to return shortly afterward to find her lying down on the ground.
AP reached out to the passerby to verify the story, to which they got a short reply:
“I witnessed the three gentlemen leaving her on the side of the road extremely disoriented and intoxicated,” he wrote. “I had stated there was a brief altercation (heated discussion) prior to the police arriving. I did believe Ronnie’s story and allowed them to leave the scene before the police arrived.”
With everything that has been said by all the parties involved, what has been admitted to be true is that Radke did know the victim and had a “casual intimate relationship”; the presence of the victim inside the tour bus; and the police involvement that night which did not include any arrest and in fact, according to the complaint, Radke was cooperative with the investigation:
“Ronald Radke has been exonerated as fully as can occur in less than one week: The police swabbed the tour bus and the car and found no evidence of a rape. The police have taken no action against Radke. The police did not arrest Radke. The prosecutor has not charged Radke. Radke was not required to post bail. No restrictions have been placed on Radke’s movements.”
After this new development, the AP contacted the accuser, who has agreed to speak exclusively in regards the whole ordeal and once that’s published, we will report on it.