02/21/2011 11:23 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

John Hopkins, Accused Of Having a Craigslist Sex Slave, Says Relationship Was Consensual

A man accused of keeping a woman as a sex slave has a very different take on what lead to his arrest.

John Hopkins was arrested last week after a woman claimed she was handcuffed to a radiator and raped over the course of eight days.

The woman, whose name has not been released by police, told cops she answered an ad on Craigslist offering free rent in a Williamsburg apartment, in exchange for cooking and cleaning.

Hopkins told the Daily News the woman is lying.

From the News:

The Williamsburg resident said they started to meet up for role-play sex sessions that involved him tying her up as the "slave" while he acted as "master."

"I didn't rape her," insisted Hopkins, who works as an audio engineer. "Everything we did was role-playing. In the game of role-play, the 'slave' actually has the power."

Hopkins added that he had one question for the woman whose accusations landed him in Rikers Island accused of first-degree rape and several other charges: "Why did you do this to me?"

"Everything they're saying I did was consensual," Hopkins said. "She could have left if she wanted to, but she didn't."

Hopkins said his relationship with the woman went on for several weeks until she began to binge drink.

He said she was kicked out of her friend's apartment and spent the night in Central Park where she was attacked.

She returned to Hopkins' apartment where she drank a half-bottle of Vodka, Hopkins claims.

When he called the woman's mother to tell her about the situation, she talked to her daughter and then called the cops.

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