Falling in Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke is accused of participating in a gang rape of a 25-year-old woman.
A hardcore front man with a criminal record longer than his band’s liner notes is being accused of participating in a gang rape after a show in Utah.
A 25-year-old woman is claiming Falling in Reverse singer Ronnie Radke and several others forced themselves on her sexually in the back of the band’s tour bus after a Wednesday night show in Murray, Utah, and then dumped her on the curb afterwards.
The alleged victim told the Daily News that she sustained a bruised jaw, a broken nose and vaginal tearing in the attack and filed a police report at the hospital. What made the attack even more emotionally painful, she added, was that she had known Radke for nine years and previously had consensual sexual relations with him.
Almost as bad as the physical attack was the verbal abuse she received from fans of the band after going public with her account on Facebook, the woman said.
Radke, who has a prior criminal record, called the allegation an ‘ugly, unsubstantiated claim.’
“I’ve never felt so attacked and hurt in my entire life,” the alleged victim told the News. “There was one girl who wrote that based on my Facebook picture I look like a whore. I’ve been harassed non-stop.”
But the woman also said she’s taken heart from messages of support and is encouraging others to come forward to authorities if they endured similar experiences.
Radke has a history of run ins with the law, having served 2 ½ years behind bars over a parole violation in connection with the 2006 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Nevada man.
The alleged attack took place after the band’s June 3 show at Murray Theater outside Salt Lake City, Utah.
The rocker took to Twitter to slam his accuser’s account and later issued a statement disputing her claim.
“The Internet is a wonderful place because everyone has a voice. It’s also an awful place for the same reason,” he wrote in a statement to Alternative Press. “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.”
An officer on duty at the Murray City Police Department declined to comment as to whether or not there was an open investigation when reached on the phone by the News.
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