Thursday, January 31, 2019
ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who captured the apparent attack on Facebook Live has been arrested and charged with forcible sodomy.
News outlets report Atlanta police say 34-year-old Dominique Williams surrendered to police Tuesday. Williams is accused of assaulting the woman this month at the Opera Atlanta nightclub, where she'd been livestreaming herself dancing.
The woman can be seen in the video shouting for help in a slurred voice and repeatedly screaming "stop."
Williams' attorney, Shequel Ross, has told Rolling Out that his client denies sexually assaulting or drugging the woman. Williams remained jailed.
The victim's lawyers said in a statement that the arrest is vindication for her, and that they are investigating what they call false statements about her spread on social media.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are investigating the apparent sexual assault of a woman that was livestreamed on Facebook.
It happened on the crowded dance floor of the Opera Atlanta nightclub, where the woman livestreamed herself dancing Saturday night. Later, she can be seen shouting for help in a slurred voice, repeatedly screaming "somebody help me" and "stop" with tears rolling down her face as she continued to record and post the video in real time.
A police statement says the Special Victims Unit is investigating. The woman posted Monday that the suspect has been identified.
An Opera Atlanta statement says it has provided police with "everything requested" and will support the investigation any way it can.
Some entertainers, including EDM star Zedd, announced they're canceling or moving their upcoming shows.