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Rapper Riff Raff Faces Second Sexual Misconduct Accusation After Cancelling Australian Tour
A woman has alleged that Riff Raff made unwanted advances on her and touched her at the Warped Tour in 2015.
A second woman has accused the rapper Riff Raff of sexual misconduct, alleging that he tried to have sex with her when she was 17.
Kelsey Doucette, 20, posted her allegations on Facebook Friday, following the rape accusations from another woman that led to Riff Raff cancelling his Australian tour.
"This morning I woke up to see in the news that Riff Raff has been forced to cancel his tour in Australia because of rape accusations that went semi viral on Facebook," Doucette wrote. "I reached out to the woman who posted her story and I feel like I need to finally share my entire story as well."
In a conversation with Jezebel, Doucette said she met Riff Raff at the Warped Tour in 2015. At a meet-and-greet she attended with friends, who corroborated her narrative, Riff Raff pulled Doucette aside and asked if she was single, she said. After exchanging phone numbers, Riff Raff's crew escorted the trio of fans backstage, she said. Doucette was taken to Riff Raff's bus, where the rapper allegedly made unwanted sexual advances and non-consensually touched her.
She tweeted about the alleged incident that day.
“I was really freaked out at the time,” Doucette told Jezebel. “I was genuinely scared.”
Doucette said she felt as though many people did not believe her story. She encouraged others who have been through similar experiences to seek help.
“I didn’t feel like I could openly talk about what really went down because of how scared I was,” she said. “Any artist who’s out doing those things absolutely doesn’t deserve where they are. And then to let to those things keep happening is totally not okay [...] It’s important to talk instead of letting things build up inside and eat at you.”
"I was asked mid-show to come backstage, and as a 19 year old I was flattered and complied," Stafford wrote on Facebook. "I was raped and blamed myself for 5 years."
Tour promoter Audiopaxx announced the cancellation the same day.
“We have been made aware of allegations made against Houston rapper Riff Raff,” it said in a statement. “Audiopaxx take these matters seriously and does not condone any of this alleged behaviour. In light of this, we have spoken to his management team and the scheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand has been cancelled, effective immediately.”
Riff Raff has not commented on either accusation.
Those seeking resources for coping with sexual assault are advised to contact organizations like RAINN (the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network).