The weekend got off to an unseemly start on Friday as news leaked out that Falling In Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke had allegedly been involved in a gang rape. The accuser, Kacee Boswell, has been speaking about the incident on Facebook, asking for peace and respect. However, Slaves guitarist Alex Lyman has come to Radke’s defense. Here’s his statement, as reported by the prp:
“I was with Ronnie and everyone in the FIR camp the entire day of the Salt Lake City show. before they played we sat on the bus and bullshit back and forth just like every other band in the world does, then he played the show. then we went to the bar and played pool until FIR’s bus call. If sitting in the front lounge of your bus talking to friends and going to a bar and shooting pool with your friends until bus call is considered gang rape to you, you should maybe focus more on fixing your thought process.
“i am 200% absolutely certain that the bullshit on the internet about ronnie is a god damn lie, he’s one of the nicest and most sincere people i know. if you wanted facts, you just got them.”
This is a touchy situation, in that the victim is bold enough to come out and put on a public face. If indeed she was assaulted, it’s heartbreaking and unspeakably awful. Not to mention the fact that he has a past of behaving douchy. It does seem to be corroborated by others as well. On the other hand, it’s very easy for someone to claim rape, and if indeed there is an alibi, thin this suggests that. We’ll have to wait for cooler heads to prevail.