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Houston rapper RiFF RAFF has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women, including one accusation of rape. Last week, Eliza Stafford from Australia claimed the rapper drugged and raped her after a concert in 2013.

In a Facebook post, Stafford wrote that after she went backstage during the show, she was offered a shot from a vodka bottle. She claims that after she had drunk a syrup-like substance and asked what it was, RiFF RAFF — real name Horst Simco — and his support act “told me that it was codeine and started laughing.”

“I don’t remember anything from that point,” Stafford’s post continued, adding later: “Another girl who had been backstage with me told [my friends] that I had been coerced to get in to a car with riff raff and his support act.”

Further on, Stafford wrote: “I woke up as Riff raff was pulling out of me and getting in to the shower. I crawled – truly, on all fours – out of the hotel room and managed to get outside where I booked a taxi who wouldn’t take me because I was ‘too drunk’.”

Now, a second woman, Kelsey Doucette, has accused the rapper of sexual harassment, telling Jezebel that RiFF RAFF tried to coerce her into having sex by pulling her by the hand onto a bed on his tour bus and attempting to kiss her. Doucette, now 20, was 17 at the time, under the age of consent in Wisconsin, where the rapper was performing at the Warped Tour in Milwaukee. Later that day, Doucette tweeted about the experience.

Doucette told Jezebel, “Even though I kept swatting his hands away and stuff and just kind of nonchalantly moving them away from me, he kept trying to touch me and trying to kiss on my neck… and at that point I was like, please stop, don’t do this anymore.” Doucette claims that she then asked to leave and was let off the bus.

“I was really freaked out at the time,” Doucette said. “When I was 17, I never really heard stories about rape or whatever, but I would always hear stories of, like, oh my god, this girl got with this DJ or this girl got with this famous artist or whatever and that was so cool. And I thought, oh god, this is not cool right now, this is very weird. This is something I don’t want to be in. I don’t know why people talk about these things being so great. I was genuinely scared.”

RiFF RAFF has yet to make an official statement. However, he posted an image of himself on Instagram yesterday with the caption “HATERS POP UP WiTH LiES […] BiTCH ASS iNTERNET TROLLS ON THE ATTACK.” The rapper also shared a screenshot on Twitter of a text that read, “Anyone going after anyone already looks sketch. Haters go after people. Ballers go after paper.”

In response to Eliza Stafford’s accusation, booking agency Audiopaxx canceled RiFF RAFF’s planned Australian and New Zealand tour, writing on Facebook that the company “takes these matters seriously and does not condone any of this alleged behaviour.”

If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted, there are resources to help you.

Donate to Rape Crisis here (UK) or RAINN here (U.S.).

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