Alesia Rianenkova, a 22 year old Latvian cover model based in NYC has seen her claim of rape against a fashion photographer dropped because DNA from the man was not found on her person.
The model who once dated actor Gerard Butler as well as appearing on the covers of Glamour and Elle magazines had accused a photographer of raping her after she went to visit the man to discuss her ‘struggling career.’
According to a report via the nypost, the pair allegedly discussed a photo shoot over champagne but 45 minutes later the model is said to have descended and told the doorman that the photographer had attacked and to call 911.
The photographer was arrested and spent a night in custody.
Alesia Rianenkova would in turn tell in January of 2015 that she had been impregnated by her attacker and now sought to an abortion.
That said holes and inconsistencies in the woman’s story as well as an inconclusive rape kit would lead to charged being reduced to sexual misconduct until the entire case was thrown out all together.
Responding to the claim of rape, the photographer’s lawyer, Tom Kennif acknowledged that his client had fooled around with the model but did not have sex with her, asserting that the woman had sought to destroy his client’s life.
Told Kennif: ‘She tried to destroy my client’s life, and she should be punished for it.’
Reiterated the lawyer via the UK’s dailymail: ‘The conventional wisdom is that there’s a sexual assault epidemic in this country, I don’t know if that’s true or not. what is certain, though, is that there is an epidemic of false accusations of sexual assault taking place everyday.
‘In case after case we see the names of otherwise upstanding individuals forever tarnished by the stain of false rape allegations.
‘Rarely are unscrupulous accusers who perpetrate these lies ever called to account for their actions by public prosecutors.’
Video surveillance purportedly shows the model standing in the lobby of the building after the alleged incident without a ‘care in the world’.
Interestingly Riabenkova for reasons not necessarily understood will not be facing false-report charges.