Falling In Reverse Singer Ronnie Radke’s Accuser Tells Her Side of the Story
Earlier this week, we reported that Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who is accusing him of sexual assault. The alleged crime was supposed to have taken place June 3 in Murray, Utah, after one of Falling In Reverse’s shows. It was originally reported that the alleged victim, a woman named Kacee Boswell, was sexual assaulted by several different people that night, but in a new interview with Alternative Press she says she was only assaulted by Radke. While Boswell has made prior comments on her public Facebook page and to the New York Daily News, she sat down for her first extensive interview with the Alternative Press yesterday.
In the interview, she says she's only accusing Radke of sexually assault, contradicting previous reports that said she was “gang raped.” When asked by Alternative Press if she was sexually assaulted by multiple people, she stated, "I didn't say that. I don't want to get into explicit detail about what happened with Ronnie and I. My lawyers have told me not to. I've been completely barraged by text messages and phone calls saying I should kill myself, saying that I’m too ugly to be raped. I've been accused of extorting him for money and all sorts of things. My statement to those people is: 'Wait until the rape kit comes back' and the police report gets sorted out with the witness."
She goes on to say why she thinks she may have been misquoted, "I think a comment that I left on my Facebook got misconstrued. I can't remember exactly what it was... I said something along the lines of, 'his bodyguard too' [with a] sad face. I should have been more descriptive, like, ‘He was there.’”
From her interview, here is what she says happened the night of June 3. Boswell is alleging that she was sexually assaulted by Radke on a tour bus, while his bodyguard was on the same bus. Then she, the bodyguard and Radke took an Uber car together with the purpose of going to a bar. Somewhere en route, Radke and the bodyguard dropped the accuser off at a street corner and started to leave. She states that someone witnessed her being dropped off and Radke and his bodyguard circled back to talk with the witness.
Ronnie and Boswell have both stated that they have had a previous relationship. When asked by Alternative Press what happened on the night of June 3, she responded, “Ronnie actually told the witness that he had never met me before in his life. The witness saw Ronnie leave me on the side of the road and came over to me. Then Ronnie and [his bodyguard] came back. The witness was like, ‘What's going on?’ And they were just like, ‘We don't know this girl. She was acting crazy. We didn't know what to do. She was going to come to the bar with us. But, like, she told us where she lived and we didn't really know where she lived so we just dropped her here.’ The witness was like, ‘OK, well, have you guys called the cops?’ And they said, ‘Yes.’ Then Ronnie started yelling at me, and said, ‘You have no idea how much trouble you've gotten me into, Kacee.’ Then they got in the car and sped off again. So we waited on the curb for the police to show up. They didn't. Finally this police car drove by and the witness flagged it down. [The cops said] ‘We have no record of anyone calling the police.’ That police officer stayed and called the police for us. That's when EMS came and took me to the hospital.”
Alternative Press tracked down the witness and in a text messaged statement, the man told the outlet what he saw. He wrote that he saw, "three gentlemen leaving her on the side of the road, extremely disoriented and intoxicated.” The witness added, “I did believe Ronnie’s story and allowed them to leave the scene before the police arrived."
Boswell has said she is not out for any financial gain by making her accusations. When asked if her goal was to press criminal charges, Boswell said she would like to when more evidence comes back and that she also intends to press charges against the cyberbullies who have been contacting her since her accusation. “Well, absolutely, when there's more evidence [concerning the sexual assault.] But the goal here is also to go after cyberbullies. There are hundreds of comments and messages that are just terrifying. I've gotten phone calls that are terrifying. I would like to go after cyberbullies as much as possible, because, I'm scared. His fanbase is a bunch of really fervent [teenage] boys who'd do anything for their idol. I feel like my life is in danger. Virtual harassment is a huge epidemic in our country and it does sometimes push people to suicide. Not that I have any suicidal thoughts but I'm definitely in a dark place. I haven't felt this sad in a really long time. Complete strangers are telling me I'm too ugly to be raped. It's terrible.”
You can read the full interview with Alternative Press here.