Workers at a well-liked haunted home Halloween attraction in Ohio have been suspended after no less than one couple accused them of staging a mock rape scene with out consent.
Sarah Lelonek and Ryan Carr have accused actors on the Akron Fright Fest of finishing up a scene that mimics rape, with out the pair consenting or signing a wavier previous to entry.
“There was a person in a masks standing over my boyfriend. My boyfriend was on the sting of a mattress and he was being pushed down,” Lelonek advised native ABC Information 5.
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“She comes over and yells, ‘Cease, what are you doing? That’s my boyfriend,’” Carr mentioned of the incident. “He, phrase for phrase, he’s like, “Your boyfriend? Not anymore, he’s mine now, I’m going to rape him.’
“After which he began thrusting towards me,” Carr claimed.
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Akron Fright Fest, which operates on Kim Tam Park property, has a haunted home for all ages, and a extra grownup oriented haunted expertise the place prospects should be over the age of 18 and are required to signal a waiver previous to coming into.
The couple declare the mock rape scene performed out in a haunted home that didn’t require a waiver.
Jeremy Caudill, managing companion of Melanie Lake Inc. at Kim Tam Park, issued an announcement, saying he was “shocked and appalled” when he realized of “the allegations of a mock rape scene.”
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“We’re nonetheless investigating and looking for out precisely what occurred, and we’re listening to some complicated, inconsistent stories,” Caudill mentioned. “However I need to emphasize this level: There isn’t a place for something like this at our park.”
Caudill mentioned that workers who labored within the space the place the alleged scene passed off had been suspended till conclusion of an investigation.
“Clearly, rape is a horrible act. Even a mock rape scene has no place as a part of any leisure,” Caudill mentioned. “And it has no place at our park.”
The supervisor mentioned the park will donate parts of its proceeds to native rape disaster centres.
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