If you haven’t yet heard about the recent rape allegations against the DJ/Producer The Gaslamp Killer, you can tune in for a rundown. The allegations are heavy and hard to hear, especially considering the prevalence the issue in the biz.
As previously , the Gaslamp Killer’s Australian tour has been axed and many key players in the industry, including Low End Theory have distanced themselves from the alleged rapist. One prominent player however has taken a stance in support Gaslamp by vocally denying the accusations until Gaslamp Killer is proven innocent or guilty by the justice system.
Flying Lotus ended his recent LA show with some choice words for Gaslamp’s critics, saying, “the internet is a liar.” He finished his speech by leading his audience to a chant “Ain’t nobody judge and jury but the fuckin’ law, okay…let truth and justice have its day.”
The comments Flying Lotus made are controversial in nature, but the fact is he has worked with William Bensussen, and simply wants the man to be treated fairly until he has his day in court. While the allegations posted by his accuser are incredibly detailed and hold a lot weight, we won’t know the truth until further investigation has concluded.
It takes immense courage to personally address stories sexual abuse, not to mention publicly denouncing one’s own abuser. People should be able to come forward about rape and feel confident and protected, and for that reason Flying Lotus probably should have stayed away from the situation that he is not personally involved in. His rhetoric was aggressive, but it seems the point he was trying to get across is that there is a due process in cases like these, and that process must be completed before anyone takes sides.
Flying Lotus has since apologized for his comments stating,