Last week, a Utah female went to Facebook to suggest that she was the victim of gang rape, accusing Ronnie Radkeo along with some of his friends of forcing themselves on her sexually, leaving her with a bruised jaw and vaginal tearing. Radke denied any involvement, saying there was no arrest record or evidence that it happened, even though the victim provided two eyewitness accounts. Yesterday, Radke's friend provided an alibi for him, but Radke must feel that some damage has been done because now he is taking to alleged victim to court.
AltPress reports that a civil lawsuit has been filed by Radke for defamation:
From the complaint: “As best as can be determined from Defendant Boswell’s shifting versions of events, Defendant Boswell claims that, on that night, she was raped two separate times, to wit, (1) during the band’s performance, in the band’s tour bus, with Radke’s bodyguard perpetrating the first alleged rape, and (2) after the band’s performance, in a car en route to Boswell’s home, with Radke and Radke’s bodyguard perpetrating this second alleged rape.”
The complaint continues: “Ronald Radke has been exonerated as fully as can occur in less than one week: The police swabbed the tour bus and the car and found no evidence of a rape. The police have taken no action against Radke. The police did not arrest Radke. The prosecutor has not charged Radke. Radke was not required to post bail. No restrictions have been placed on Radke’s movements.” One of Boswell’s Facebook comments stated Radke and his accomplice(s) posted bail, but information provided to AP by the Murray City Police Department appeared to contradict this.
Radke admits to having a “casual intimate relationship” (what the hell does that mean?) with the victim and that she was eventually on the tour bus, as were a dozen other people. At some point, a roadie offered to take Radke, the alleged victim, and Radke's bodyguard to a local club. At this point, things hit a wall:
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.”
This is where things got muddy. Radke was eventually taken in for questioning but was never arrested. Radke is seeking monetary compensation for damages to his reputation.