The Brooklyn resident accused of raping and imprisoning a 27-year-old woman in his apartment, in an attempt to make her his sex slave, has given a jailhouse interview to the Daily News. John Hopkins, who is at Rikers Island, insisted that they were in a consensual S&M relationship, "I didn't rape her. Everything we did was role-playing. In the game of role-play, the 'slave' actually has the power."

Hopkins was arrested last week, when the Wisconsin woman told police that she answered a Craigslist ad offering a room, saying Hopkins told her that she could cook and clean instead of paying for rent. But when she arrived at his apartment on February 4 (she claims Hopkins paid for her plane ticket to JFK), Hopkins allegedly told her he was her master and she would be the slave. (Even though she was allegedly imprisoned, she was allowed to go to her job in Manhattan.) On February 12, police say the woman called her mother, saying she would kill herself because she didn't want to be locked up anymore; her mother called the authorities who found the woman trembling in Hopkins' bed.

However, Hopkins offered his very different version of events to the News, explaining he met the woman repeatedly for role-playing sessions, "Everything they're saying I did was consensual. She could have left if she wanted to, but she didn't."

Hopkins said his kinky sex games with the 27-year-old Midwest woman continued until a few weeks ago when she started drinking heavily.

She left his home, was then kicked out of her friend's apartment on the upper West Side and claimed she crashed in Central Park one night, where she was attacked, Hopkins said.

"I'm convinced those are where the scratches came from," he said. "I didn't do any of that."

Hopkins said the woman returned to his place Friday where she downed half a bottle of vodka.

He said he phoned her mother to tell her the situation and she spoke to her daughter, a sushi chef, for half an hour.

When they hung up, her mother then called the cops and Hopkins was swiftly arrested, Hopkins said.

"I got railroaded," he said. "A woman says anything happened to them in New York State, and they believe her and not the man. It's not fair."


On Friday, Hopkins' lawyer showed a grand jury emails purporting to show that the pair had been corresponding about their S&M relationship for over a year, nothing, “These accusations only arose when my client called the complainant’s mother, to tell her that her daughter needed some emotional help, and should probably go back home.”