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Falling In Reverse’s Ronnie Radke Files Defamation Suit Against Rape Accuser


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Falling In Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke has now filed suit against Kacee Boswell, the 25-year-old woman that accused him of raping her last week, accusations which he denied. Altpress.com was provided a copy of the civil complaint, which finds Radke suing Boswell for defamation. They provided the following summary of it:

“From the complaint: “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.”

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The complaint continues: “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.”

“The first rape was impossible, according to the complaint, as Radke’s bodyguard was present on or near the stage during Falling In Reverse’s performance. “The second alleged rape – after the performance, in a 4-door Nissan Maxima sedan, by Radke and the bodyguard – is equally impossible, since, among other reasons, Radke sat in the front of the car while Boswell sat in the back.”

So what does Radke allege happened on the night in question? He admits to a prior “casual intimate relationship” with the alleged victim. Her presence on the tour bus after the show is not in dispute, however, the band and crew say there were never less than a dozen people onboard.

Furthermore, Radke (and other witnesses) say the singer was never alone with the alleged victim.

After the show, Falling In Reverse buddy Danny Bateman (best known from Fuse TV’s Warped Roadies) offered to drive Boswell, Radke, and Radke’s bodyguard to a local bar called The Woodshed. Bateman drove, Radke sat shotgun, and the other two sat in back.

While en route, according to the complaint, “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 is suing Boswell for Defamatory Statements made online and to the New York Daily News, alleging she acted with some combination of malice, fraud, and/or oppression. “The gist or sting of the Defamatory Statements is that Radke is a rapist, an alleged rapist and/or someone who condones rape by members of his entourage and that Radke has been arrested and has posted bailed [sic] for a violent sexual crime.”

Radke is seeking the following resolution according to Alt Press:

Radke’s suit seeks monetary compensation for damages to the singer’s reputation. “The Defamatory Statements make or are likely to make Radke the subject of hatred, contempt, ridicule, obloquy, opprobrium and/or shunning,” and causing damage to his “property, business, trade, profession and/or occupation.”

More on that can be read over at Altpress.com. Late last night Boswell posted the following message via her Facebook:

“Back in SLC and afraid. Death threats, assault threats. Being asked by the media if I’m extorting him. Every sound makes me jump.

Being told my photos make me look like I deserve it or was asking for it.

Being told I’m too ugly to be attacked.

I haven’t decided where yet but I’m going to stay somewhere safe for awhile and keep working with the police. I’ve been asked for interviews and considered it. News stories were printed with my name and others without permission and I’ve been misquoted. I also have been accused of using this to become famous. First of all, that’s disgusting. Second, my dearest hope is that this won’t overshadow what I am trying to do with my life: my career, my charity work & activism and above all, my personal relationships.

All I ask if for kindness and respect, please. This hurts more than I could ever say.”

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