Breaking the Law

Falling Reverse’s Ronnie Radke Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Rape Accuser

  • Axl Rosenberg

ronnieradkeAlternative Press reports that Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke has filed a civil suit against Kacee Boswell, the twenty-five-year-old Utah woman who last week publicly accused him of rape. Radke is seeking monetary compensation for damages his reputation, although AP doesn’t specify a dollar amount.

According to AP, Radke admits he had a “casual intimate relationship” with Boswell, that she was on Falling in Reverse’s tour bus, and even that Boswell, Radke, Radke’s bodyguard, and a friend of the band’s all got in one car together to drive to a local bar after the show… but, of course, Radke’s version of the story claims that there was never any impropriety on his part. From the AP article:

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 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.

Once Radke and his bodyguard returned to FiR’s tour bus, “they were escorted by police back to the station for questioning,” but “at no time were they under arrest,” and after they “cooperated fully” with questioning, they were “free to go, without any restrictions on his movements (or charges filed) whatsoever.”

Boswell, it would seem, is sticking to her version of the story — she has already granted AP an interview, which we can assume will run just as soon as someone can transcribe it.

In the meantime, read the entire AP story here.


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