Multiple Women Accuse Asheville EDM Promoter Tyler Ray Palmer of Sexual Assault & Rape

Asheville dubstep/dance music promoter Tyler Ray Palmer has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault and rape. His company Unified Events has thrown regional underground parties in Asheville, Charlotte, Marshall and Greenville, SC.

[UPDATE: Tyler Palmer is apparently running a new promotion company under the name “Rage Nation Entertainment” and is planning on throwing events soon.]

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Written by Be Scofield
Author contact: [email protected]
3/18/18

In October of last year Sarah Davis (not her real name) went to Tyler Ray Palmer’s house to hang out and maybe get a massage. She hadn’t met him before but she knew of him through his underground dance music event promotion company Unified Events. They chatted on Facebook messenger for bit. She figured it’d be chill. After hanging for a few she describes what happened:

“I was laying on his bed. I had my shirt pulled up some but I still had my clothes on. He was massaging me and then started massaging my ass a bit. I thought it was a bit weird but didn’t say anything. He then got up and turned the lights off and started massaging my ass a little more. He then pulled down my pants and put himself inside of me. I just completely froze. I didn’t say anything. It only lasted like a minute.”

Sarah’s account that she told me is similar to another woman who also claims to have been raped by Tyler.

Kelly Wilson (not her real name) was hanging out with a small group of friends at a house next door to New Mountain Asheville when the molly she took kicked in way harder than she expected. She went upstairs to lay down because she didn’t feel well. She describes what happened next:

“He then followed me upstairs and asked me if I was ok. I was like ‘yeah, I’m just rolling really hard. I can barely keep my eyes open.’ I told him I just wanted to be alone. I came upstairs to be alone. He proceeded to dismiss that and get into the bed under the covers with me. I was in a state of mind where I was kind of malleable but I was still there. He started touching me and I told him I didn’t want to do anything with him. Then he proceeded to keep touching me and I nudged him away. I pushed him away. He proceeded to pull down my pants and let himself in. He had sex with me. I did not want him too. I said to him at one point while he was doing it, ‘why are you doing this?’ He finished up within a minute and a half and stood up and left my pants the way they were.”

Another woman in Asheville claims Tyler laced her drink and raped her:

“I had chatted with him on Facebook and became an aquaintance with him. He invited me over to hang out and I thought, “Why not? Harmless”. We were just drinking a bit and listening to music. I don’t know what happened to make the tables turn because everything is very hazey after that. But, next thing I know, I was passed out in his bed and he was taking off my clothes. I felt very incoherent, almost drugged…but I don’t know due to no blood tests to confirm. He climbed on top of me and began having sex with me without my consent. Next thing I knew, I was throwing up in the floor. By the time the morning rolled around, I couldn’t figure out what had happened. I got out of there pretty quickly and felt so groggy and weird.”

Multiple Women Come Forward

After Tyler posted on Facebook on March 15th calling out famous dubstep producer Datsik for recent allegations of sexual assault, women decided to come forward and share their stories about him. Tyler wrote that Datsik should be “blacklisted” and that the allegations “make him sick.”

Someone who had only recently become friends with Tyler on Facebook describes what happened after they had initially messaged each other:

“A few days had passed and he asked me to video chat and I did. It started like any normal human conversation until he started asking me if I was wearing panties and asked to show him. I repeatedly said no, I’m not going to take my clothes off for you on cam. He proceeded to keep trying to convince me and eventually started jacking off to me on cam.”

Another person who came forward accused Tyler of groping her without her permission. She said he grabbed her breasts and then tried to take her friends pants off.

One woman who spoke out describes her experience of being at a club with him:

“As the night went on he got really touchy feely with me and I told him he needed to back off. He would not stop following me around, like I went to the restroom and he stood outside the door waiting on me. I couldn’t hoop, venture off by myself or anything because he kept me close by. I eventually had to make an escape…He touched on places he shouldn’t have and wouldn’t let me alone. This dude is not a safe person and everyone needs to be aware around him.”

Another woman said he constantly sent her dick pics:

“For the next two weeks or so until the rave I was supposed to go and hang out with him he sent me dic pics constantly, was always talking about how horny he was and in general I don’t think I ever had a conversation where he didn’t bring up something sexual.” And when they did finally meet up she describes him as pushy, “He was pretty pushy about me going on a walk with him so we could make out. He started groping me and I told him to stop. He put my hand on his dick twice and I took it off immediately both times.”

Another person who came forward:

“He’s a predator. And so many people have known but nothing has been said publicly. He’s been a creep on mine and friends Snapchats. He would send unsolicited dic pics. And then got offended when we got upset. I’ve warned so many girls about him.”

This woman claims Tyler sent her and her friends unsolicited dick pics when they were underage and he was 19:

“I knew Tyler back in high school, and he frequently sent my friends and I unsolicited dick pics. We were all 14/15/16 when he was 18 and 19. He would also constantly ask for nudes and it got to the point where we all just blocked him.”

Several years ago at a party in Annapolis Maryland he groped a young woman:

“He came back and like grabbed on my ass and thighs. He tried like 4 maybe more times before my friends date punched him in the chest. And told him to knock it off. We grabbed my boyfriend and left instantly after that.

He sat next to me in homeroom too. He would touch my legs. He would try to slide his hand over on to my knee. After awhile I just stopped going to homeroom which was also a 1st period so I failed. He harassed me through Facebook once I left the school to go back to my homeschool.”

This woman claims that he tried to blackmail her into having sex with him:

“He belonged to a Facebook group I was in and ended up trying to talk to me, he kept telling me we should meet up and I didn’t want to, a few weeks went by with him still bugging me about meeting up and he starting sending me inappropriate pictures of himself when I was 17. He made a fake profile of me and got pictures from my ex and tried to use them to blackmail me into having sex with him. When I told him I would tell police he showed me conversations he was having with himself as me saying that it was my idea to have sex and it was consensual. Thankfully nothing ever came from that other than the fact he had underaged pictures of me but he does blackmail people into having sex with him.”

As this story was unfolding, people that knew him in Maryland reached out to those in Asheville, sharing that there were multiple allegations of sexual assault and rape against Tyler there as well. They also sent documentation of a criminal record. The document states that he was charged with “Display of Obscene Material to a Minor” and that he plead guilty in April of 2016.

Controversial Parties

One Asheville producer said that Tyler’s parties were using the themes of “Harry Potter and Rick and Morty to get more young people out at his events.” Similarly, another local producer said, “He’s notorious for throwing all ages shows too. His reasoning was that the event was meant to be ‘family friendly.’ Especially at gimmicky ‘kiddie’ places like trampoline parks. Alcohol Law Enforcement shut down one of his shows due to underage girls being provided alcohol in the green room.”

He also tried to throw a “Free the Nipple” themed party where women who were topless get in free and guys pay $20. One woman posted their objections:

After public outcry the event was canceled.

Multiple Facebook Accounts

Tyler also appears to have multiple different Facebook accounts under the same name and at least one fake one which is alarming.

Next Steps

Local dubstep and bass music producers and DJs have organized a thorough and swift campaign on Facebook and elsewhere to inform nightclubs, other musicians and women about Tyler. New Mountain Asheville canceled a recent event as a result of the allegations. DJs are also refusing to play at his events.

None of the women I spoke with for this story wanted to be named publicly. Nor did they want to go to the police. Very few cases like these are successfully prosecuted. They involve long drawn out and often public processes where the accusers past is dug up. They wanted to avoid the potential drama and stress of that process but welcomed an article and more public awareness about Tyler.

There have been comments and posts from women in the local community expressing appreciation for the action being taken, “Thanks for believing the NUMEROUS ladies and putting this creep on blast. That’s how a real man behaves.” Another, “Praise indeed! …very few speak up, and it means so much and is so powerful coming from a brother. Thank you … we need more like you.”

Just days after sexual assault allegations surfaced against dupstep producer Datsik he canceled his entire tour and was dropped from his label and agency. Undoubtedly, we are in a long overdue new era of accountability and awareness surrounding sexual assault. The swift reaction of the Asheville underground dance community to Tyler’s behavior is a part of that movement. Hopefully, the increased attention about these incidents in our society will create a permanent shift in the climate so predators and perpetrators will know they cannot get away with it any longer.

SPOILED: Inside Alexander Fred & Aaravindha Himadra’s Plot to Destroy Cult Reporter Be Scofield

Paid ghostwriter, background researcher & SEO specialist Alexander Fred of Beavercreek, Ohio has been identified as the person behind a string of anonymous articles, fake news stories (including one accusing me of rape), and at least two websites set up to destroy and slander me. These sites appeared just 3 weeks after I exposed cult leader Aaravindha Himadra and 1 week after I was notified he was suing me. They are smearing me as a fugitive on the run from the police, an angry sociopath, hate cult leader, rapist, attempted murderer, pedophile and PCP user who is being secretly funded by foreign entities. They’ve also targeted Anke Richter, a reporter who has covered my work, writing two stories comparing her to Hitler, saying she is a “serpent” with the “dark soul of a conniving banshee.” Alexander used identical language on Facebook that is found on these sites. Alexander Fred is stalking and cyberstalking me: he’s written that he is tracking my movements and I recently got a 15-second blank call from his exact location. As a result, I met with the FBI and have connected with lawyers to file cyberstalking charges and a lawsuit against both.


[Be Scofield is one of the most prominent journalists in the world exposing cults and abusive gurus. In 2018 alone, her articles received almost 1 million views. Stories based on her work have appeared on The Guardian, The Daily Mail, VICE, Playboy, CNN, CBC, New Zealand Herald, Die Zeit and more.]

Written by Be Scofield, M.Div / Represented by United Talent Agency / FULL BIO / Author contact: [email protected]

8/11/2019

As a highly prominent journalist exposing and shutting down cults I’ve been followed, videoed, hacked, slandered, falsely accused, given death threats and repeatedly attacked online. Hoping to avoid the worst of it, I’ve stayed away from going after Scientology, who are known for their calculated attacks on critics. Despite my best efforts to avoid that level of stalking I now realize that I can’t. I’ve shut down and permanently damaged the livelihoods of numerous abusive cult leaders. People want to personally destroy me and kill me. 

Using my digital sleuth skills and a forensic writing analysis program I’ve recently uncovered a multi-layered plot by SEO specialist Alexander Fred and cult leader Aaravindha Himadra to falsely accuse me of rape, defame me and attack my work. He’s used the similarly patterned aliases Robert B. / J. Baxter / W. Fromm, and one that uses his real first name, Alexander Vera, to write fake news stories and slanderous articles about me. He built two nearly identically themed websites “Culture or Cult” and “Baxter’s Journal,” setup multiple Medium.com writer profiles and created a Reddit subthread all solely dedicated to attacking me, my work and those who have supported it. He’s written over 40,000 words about me over the course of ten articles. As the photo shows below I used forensic writing software to compare the writing of Culture or Cult and Baxter’s journal and it came back a 100% match.

In his most recent attack, Alexander Fred used his experience as a background researcher and ghostwriter to create a fake news rape story about me. The story craftily weaves elements easily found in my public bio together to make it seem realistic but it gets so many factual things wrong that it is quickly debunked by anyone who could vet the story. There is no real allegation. There is no real accuser. It is a completely fabricated story dreamed up by the creative imagination of the tech-savvy Alexander Fred to try and ruin me. The supposed rape accuser in the email leak and the publishing site Cult or Culture who claims to have independently vetted the story are both using hacker technology in Belgium to mask their identities. Alexander is behind both.

“I’ve been observing her for quite a long time, giving me quite an advantage in knowing where and how she predictably moves from place to place.” – Alexander Fred

Just 3 weeks after I exposed Aaravindha Himadra these hateful defamatory websites popped up. Alexander is being funded by Aaravindha who is currently suing me for $250,000 because I exposed his cult and the suspicious death of one of his students. My article appeared on January 24th, I was first notified Aaravindha was suing me on February 8th and then the two hate sites popped up on February 14th and 19th. Alexander also admits to having reached out to Aaravindha for his article attacking my expose on him. The motive, money, timeline and connection is established. Aaravindha wants revenge and he’s hired Alexander Fred to attack me and my work.

Alexander has also published two articles on these sites attacking journalist Anke Richter who has covered my work, comparing her to Hitler, saying she is a serpent who “has the dark sould of a conniving banshee.” One article, “Heil Anke Richter” has since been removed.

I’ve met with an FBI agent in person at the San Diego headquarters and explained to him the entire situation asking for their assistance. I’ve filed an official cyberstalking criminal complaint with the FBI. I’ve spoken with police in Dayton, Ohio. I’m working with attorneys to file a lawsuit against Alexander & Aaravindha.

Alexander Fred’s Operation

The two supposedly separate and supposedly independent websites of each other set up to attack me are run by the same individual. They were started at the exact same time: one on February 14th, the other on February 19th of 2019. They share identical section headlines. From Baxter’s Journal: “How Be Scofield Creates Unethical Journalism.” From Culture or Cult: “How Be Scofield Creates Fake Stories.” Both are WordPress sites that use Cloudflare to mask their identities. Both use overseas hosting to avoid US legal and civil prosecution. The content is nearly identical as well: both sites critique my work and push back against the overuse of the word cult. 

The very first post published on each site also sounds identical. From Culture or Cult: “Cult or Culture is born!” From Baxter’s Journal: “A New Culture of Cult Fear.”

The sites and articles are also interlinked to each other through a process called backlinking that search engine specialists like Alexander Fred use to increase article rankings in search. Some of these articles now show up at the top of google search for my name, exactly as Alexander advertises in his Linkedin profile.

And there are several Medium.com writer profiles setup as well under these same names and they “clap” and comment on each other’s pieces saying things like “That is an excellent article!”

Alexander Fred’s Obsession With Me

I first came across Alexander Fred when he began sharing articles from these two sites in a Facebook group and was heavily attacking me as a sociopath.  

Throughout numerous comments, Alexander was aggressive and critical towards me and my work. No matter what I said he’d respond with something hostile like “This appears to be text-book manipulative behavior of a sociopathic personality.” It was one biting, attacking comment after another. Anytime I tried to challenge anything that has been said about me he fiercely argued against me. This was my first encounter with him. Who was Alexander Fred and why was he so deeply intimate with my work, heavily attacking me and sharing articles from Baxter’s Journal and Culture or Cult?

Alexander Fred stated in comments and in a message to me that he has studied sociopathic personalities in depth. Curiously he used almost the exact same phrasing as “Robert B.” did in the article “Be Scofield — An Angry Sociopath Disguised as a Journalist” on Cult or Culture.

  • Robert B.’s article: “I’ve been observing Be Scofield and a few other sociopath personalities for a number of years, methodically tracking her work and actions online.”
  • Alexander Fred’s Facebook comment: “I began researching sociopathic behaviors…I began observing them in people around me. I began paying attention to these people.”

Both Robert B. and Alexander Fred are also tech-savvy. And both have been following me and my work.

  • Robert B.: “For the digital novice she’s not easy to track. Not so for me.”
  • Alexander Fred’s bio: search engine optimization specialist, cryptocurrency analyst, freelance writer.

Guess who else is tech-savvy? J. Baxter of Baxter’s Journal: “I have the technical knowhow. I’m internet savvy and well trained in security.”

And Facebook tells me Alexander Fred has been my friend since March of 2018 and I had no idea. So, he’s been quietly observing me ever since. And he told me he has been following my work for quite some time. 

Both are “observing” sociopathic “behaviors” and “personalities” in me and others. Both claim to have done extensive research into sociopathic tendencies. Both are intimately familiar with my work. Both used nearly identical terms in their writings. Alexander Fred posted Robert B’s article about me being a sociopath to Facebook.

Are you following?

Alexander Fred = Robert B. 

Another one of Alexander’s characters, “Jolanda Janssen” also accuses me of being a sociopath online: “Be Scofield being a hostile sociopath seems to be the most plausible explanation for what she does, and more importantly, how she goes about it.” He used this name to set up the Reddit subgroup to share the Culture or Cult articles. And here again, we have Robert B. “Miss Scofield unquestionably exhibits the more significant share of the hostile sociopath.” And Alexander Fred left many Facebook comments describing in detail how I’m a hostile sociopath. Here, we have multiple characters across several social media channels attacking me as a sociopath and heavily promoting hate articles from these two sites. They are all the same person.

Proof that Alexander Fred is Behind it All

After I messaged with Alexander on Facebook informing him I was writing a critical expose on him, the most recent story on Baxter’s Journal, only published the day before, quickly disappeared. Using the alias W. Fromm he wrote an article that was a lengthy and toxic attack on a journalist who covered my work. He called her a “serpent” who “has the dark soul of a conniving banshee.” This is unequivocal proof that Alexander is behind Baxter’s Journal. Alexander Fred also immediately deleted all of the dozens of comments he left in the Facebook group.

What more proof can there be that Alexander is the person behind it all? A vitriolic article disappeared from Baxter’s Journal immediately after I messaged with Alexander telling him I was writing a critical expose on him. 

Alexander Fred and Bentinho Massaro

It was because of his disturbing and aggressive comments towards me on Facebook that I realized Alexander Fred was actually the writer using the name Alexander Vera who penned a fierce 20,000-word rebuttal to my Bentinho Massaro expose. Called “Cult Mania: Inside the Attack on Bentinho Massaro,” it is a highly researched, in-depth and thorough response. It was so articulate that my first thought was this guy was totally paid to ghostwrite the piece. I went to leave that comment but someone beat me to itand wrote:“how much were you paid to write this?”

His bio listed credentials like FOX, ABC, Disney & MTV but yet no results for Alexander Vera turned up in a search. They should have. Later, someone who personally knows Alexander posted on Facebook and said his real name is Alexander but he did not use his real last name because he wanted to protect his identity.

There is no Alexander Vera. But there is Alexander Fred. And Alexander Fred’s tagline is identical to Alexander Vera’s: Freelance writer. Alexander Fred is a ghostwriter too.

How many people named Alexander with bio’s that read “freelance writer,” who are deeply intimate with my work, and are determined to destroy me and my work are there? I easily connected the dots. I knew “Vera” was not the real last name of the Alexander who wrote the Bentinho story but that Alexander was his real name. And there I was in a Facebook group being heavily attacked by an Alexander who is a freelance writer and familiar with my work as he was sharing articles from Cult or Culture and Baxter’s Journal. 

Alexander Vera = Alexander Fred

Alexander Fred has also praised Bentinho using the J. Baxter alias. In his article attacking my expose on alleged cult leader Aaravindha Himadra he writes, “Alexander Vera does a brilliant job of taking apart Scofield’s sinister style…In my own assessment, I feel Massaro is a brilliant young man with some genuinely insightful ideas and concepts.” On both Culture or Cult and Baxter’s Journal, he repeatedly defends Massaro as well. The articles are all interlinked between sites. 

“As a published journalist and writer I’ve spent thousands of hours researching and doing follow-up work on countless subjects.” -Alexander Fred

Forensic Writing Analysis

I used a highly advanced computer program to forensically analyze the writing styles on these sites and it concluded that J. Baxter of Baxter’s Journal, Robert B. of Culture or Cult, W. Fromm and Massaro defender Alexander Vera are all a match. I already knew that Alexander Vera was Alexander Fred. So then I also compared some of Alexander Fred’s writing and comments from Facebook with these other articles and it came back a match as well. And remember the similarities noted above between Robert B.’s article: “been observing…sociopath personalities” and Alexander Fred’s Facebook comments: “began observing…sociopathic behaviors.”

In this example below I compared a writing sample from Culture or Cult with Baxter’s Journal and the forensic writing software said it was a 100% match.

So, here we have multiple characters with identical qualities: 

  • Highly intelligent, articulate and deeply researched
  • Very tech-savvy
  • A biting and sharp hatred of my work
  • Refer to me as a sociopath
  • Push back against using the word cult
  • Demonstrate a subtle rage under the surface 
  • Are all interlinked and supporting each other’s writing

Are you following?

Alexander Fred = Alexander Vera / Robert B. / J. Baxter / W. Fromm / Jolanda Janssen

In his articles and sites, Alexander has used a variety of aliases and claimed to be numerous different characters: psychologist, fraud investigator, a teenage boy named Erin, a group of colleagues, a married man and a freelance writer for Disney. As convincing as these personalities sound, don’t be confused, they are all just Alexander.

Belgium: A Hackers Paradise

Alexander Fred is using highly encrypted technology located in Belgium to avoid identity discovery and the arm of the US criminal and civil justice system to pull off the stories that I am a PCP using attempted murderer, fugitive, rapist, pedophile, and sociopath. 

The email address of the anonymous “Erin,” the supposed rape accuser, is [email protected]. My colleague was sent the email accusation “leak” in an effort to defame me and he forwarded it to me. He asked numerous follow-up questions but never got a response. Mailfence is a highly encrypted and secure system based in Belgium designed to prevent the tracking of one’s identity. It’s also outside of US legal jurisdiction. Hackers and geeks use this, not your average user. It’s a clear sign that the originator of the rape complaint is highly sophisticated and tech-savvy.

And then we have Culture or Cult where the fake PCP smoking, attempted murderer, rapist, pedophile story is hosted. The article begins by saying “we” referring to the “colleagues” supposedly behind the site and that they spoke with the accuser to vet the story. Guess where it is hosted? Belgium. From Culture or Cult: We are also not under the sway of US Jurisdiction…We are amply protected under Belgian Law.” And I’ve already established that Alexander Fred is behind Culture or Cult.

Both parties, supposedly independent of each other are masking their identities using hacker technology in Belgium, the same place The Pirate Bay moved their servers several years ago. The accuser and the publisher are the same.

And Alexander Fred has recommended Belgium based company SWIFT in his articles about cryptocurrency. “SWIFT is a cooperative society under Belgian law and is owned and controlled by its member financial institutions.” He’s clearly aware of Belgium and its role in cyber and technology issues. 

The Rise of the Cyber Jackal

In my 2017 expose on Bentinho Massaro I predicted the rise of Cult 2.0. It’s emerging cult leaders using Instagram, Facebook Live, Youtube and other marketing, technology and social media tools to recruit followers. I put a name on what will be an increasing trend of cults around the world. 

Now I’m predicting the rise of Cyber Jackals. In his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins describes the use of “Jackals” by governments to eliminate economic threats faced by a country. These are highly trained secretive operatives who will target, destroy or kill people. Alexander Fred is evidence of cyber jackals — tech-savvy agents who use SEO, web, branding and marketing skills who ghostwrite and create fake news stories, discredit people and destroy their reputations. 

Alexander Fred, on behalf of Aaravindha, is building a network of interlinked websites and social media accounts to completely destroy and ruin me.

We know Alexander Fred is a ghostwriter for hire and that he’s written highly articulate, deeply researched and lengthy articles defending Aaravindha Himadra and Bentinho Massaro, after I exposed them. He’s set up two WordPress websites, a Reddit subthread, numerous aliases and written over 40,000 words in ten articles dedicated to attacking me and my work. Aaravindha has hired him as a cyber jackal to ruin me.

Cyberstalking is a Criminal Offense

Alexander Fred has repeatedly slandered me by falsely saying I’m a criminal fugitive and “devious outlaw” evading “numerous crimes” in my past. A simple background check proves I have no criminal history. Alexander, on the other hand, does have one. He has seven charges on his record. He’s served jail time and been on probation for several years at a time. This means the criminal cyberstalking that he is doing has much more serious consequences.

The ultimate irony is that Alexander is the one with all of the things he is accusing me of: seven criminal convictions, the use of numerous aliases and clear signs of a hostile sociopath. 

It requires a particular level of cruelty to create and disseminate a fake rape and pedophilia story as Alexander has done. It has very serious ramifications for me personally, socially and financially. I consider it a direct threat against my life as some people tend to take matters into their own hands when they think someone is doing these horrible things.

The degree to which Alexander Fred has cyberstalked me is deeply disturbing and alarming. He’s waged a multi-pronged effort with two websites designed to defame me, used multiple aliases, social media programs, and methods to ruin me.

Fortunately, cyberstalking is a crime that is prosecuted by the FBI and government. From Wikipedia, “Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization…It may include false accusations, defamation, slander, and libel…” I’m hopeful that working with the proper authorities will lead to a conviction. He’s also severely defamed me and I am pursuing a lawsuit against him.