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Gaslamp Killer, a Los Angeles-based producer and DJ, has been dogged by allegations of rape with the accusers coming forth online last week. The San Diego native born William Bensussen was subsequently ousted from his partnership with the weekly beat showcase collective Low End Theory, and has also responded to the accusations with an online statement.

NME has more:

The Gaslamp Killer – real name William Benjamin Bensussen – was recently accused of sexual assault by a Twitter user, who described an alleged incident that she says took place at a party at a Los Angeles hotel in July 2013. The individual claimed that Bensussen (pictured below) “drugged and raped” her and her best friend at the party.

Bensussen has denied the allegations, responding in a statement that he would “never drug a woman” and claiming that the sexual encounter had been consensual. “Please know that while I am shocked, I take this all very seriously,” he said of the accusations.

Producer Flying Lotus, who launched his career via connections with Low End Theory, defended Gaslamp KIller over the weekend by closing his set with one of his songs and saying that the “Internet is a liar” among other comments. Last Friday (Oct. 13), Bensussen issued a response to the woman’s initial tweet accusing him the act.

Low End Theory co-founder Daddy Kev issued a lengthy statement via Facebook regarding the decision to part ways with GLK, taking pains to mention the process was difficult. There was also a suggestion that the Low End Theory may cease to exist. Adding to the fallout, a weekend show at Brooklyn’s Electronic Musical Festival was canceled.

Much of the posts are still online and can be viewed below.

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