Christy Giles suspect 'raped woman at party' says Steven Bauer

Christy Giles suspect 'raped woman at party' says Steven Bauer


EXCLUSIVE: Actor charged in the deaths of LA model Christy Giles and Mexican designer friend ‘locked woman in room and raped her’ at party, claims ex-roommate, Scarface actor Steven Bauer


  • Scarface actor Steven Bauer told exclusively that David Pearce, who has been arrested over two deaths raped a woman at a party when they were roommates around 2008
  • The woman emerged from a locked room crying, with Pearce following. Pearce then insisted on leaving the party immediately
  •  When confronted about the accusation, Pearce allegedly said: ‘She’s a liar. She’s a f***ing maid. She’s gonna brag about this later’
  • Pearce, 37, Brandt Osborn, 42, and Mike Ansbach, 47, have been booked on suspicion of felony offenses in the deaths of Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola 
  • Giles, 24, a model, and Arzola, 26, an interior designer, were last seen alive at a warehouse party in East LA on November 13 
  • Around 12 hours later, they were dumped outside two different hospitals 

Scarface actor Steven Bauer witnessed an alleged rape by a man now arrested in the suspected overdose deaths of a Los Angeles model and her designer friend, he has told in an exclusive interview.

And former Scorpions bassist Ralph Rieckermann also told DailyMailTV that the suspect, actor David Pearce, kept a stack of women’s IDs in his apartment which he handed out to young girls, as well as dozens of credit cards not in his name and several high-end laptops.

Pearce, 39, a self-professed movie producer and club promoter, is allegedly one of the last people to see model Christy Giles and interior designer Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola alive.

He and two other men allegedly took Christy and Hilda from an East LA warehouse party to his West Hollywood apartment in the early hours of November 13, according to the women’s phone location records.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the deaths of Christy Giles (left) and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, last month

David Pearce (right) attended a function at Les Deux Nightclub in Hollywood with Scarface actor Steven Bauer in 2008, Now he has been arrested in connection with the death of two women

Pearce (pictured at an event in San Francisco), allegedly raped a woman after locking her in a room at a party around 2008, according to his ex-roommate, Scarface actor Steven Bauer

Christy and Hilda were not seen again until that evening when their bodies were dumped at two different hospitals by unidentified men in masks driving a car with no plates.

Christy was pronounced dead at Southern California Hospital in Culver City around 5pm that day. Hilda was in a coma in Kaiser Permanente West L.A., until her family took her off life-support on November 28, the day before she would have turned 27. 

In an exclusive interview with, Bauer, 65, revealed that he lived with Pearce for a few weeks around 2010 in that same West Hollywood apartment – and made a shocking allegation against the 39-year-old.

David Pearce (left) and Mike Ansbach are seen with Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola on the night she and Christy Giles went partying in East LA 

Mike Ansbach (left) and Brandt Osborn were also arrested on suspicion of felony offenses linked to the deaths of model Christy Giles and interior designer Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola

Steven Bauer (right) played Manny Ribera, a Cuban drug lord and Al Pacino’s right-hand man in the 1983 gangster movie Scarface

Ralph Rieckermann (right) was bassist for the German rock band The Scorpions. He says David Pearce kept a stack of women’s IDs in his apartment which he handed out to underage girls

Bauer, who played Cuban drug lord Manny Ribera in the 1983 movie Scarface, said Pearce repeatedly made comments to him about drugging women to have sex with them, and that at a Beverly Hills party the two men attended, a girl told him Pearce had locked her in a room and raped her.

The actor said that while at the house party around 2008, Pearce disappeared for a while with a young Latina woman, and her female friend became concerned.

Bauer said that as he and the female friend started looking for the missing woman, she burst out of a room sobbing, shortly followed by Pearce.

‘He was trying to hustle me out of the party so that nobody else would hear,’ Bauer told ‘He said, “Don’t listen to her. This is a stupid party, let’s get out of here… Get in the car, get in the car”.’

Bauer said he told Pearce to drive the two women home with them. He said as Pearce sped off, they sat in the back, one crying and the other asking her what happened. Then she made a startling accusation.

‘She said “he cornered me and he locked the door. And I told him I didn’t want to do anything. I didn’t like him. And he said yes you like me. And he forced himself on me.”

‘I said, “Did he hurt you?” And she said, “He raped me.”

‘So I asked him straight out… I said “Answer me. What she’s saying is that you raped her.”

David Pearce pictured at events with Paris Hilton in 2007 and adult film star Ron Jeremy in 2009 

Giles’s husband Jan Cilliers was in San Francisco visiting his father when her lifeless body was dumped outside a hospital last month. 

Bauer went to a 35th anniversary reunion of Scarface with Michelle Pfeiffer, director Brian De Palma and Al Pacino in 2018

‘He goes, “She’s a liar. What, you’re going to believe her? She’s a f***ing maid. She’s gonna brag about this later.”

‘He goes, “Stop being a p***y. She’s a liar. She’s a housekeeper or something.”

‘I said, “I’m going to start walking, and I’m going to tell the police where you live. If you don’t let the girl out, I’ll get her home.”

‘He called me all kinds of names. He called me a p***y and that I was a party pooper and I was a hypocrite and that I knew all along what was going on.

Bauer appeared in this year’s Love on the Rock, a Christian action movie. He was at a screening in October

‘He would do that, he would deflect and spin whatever worked for him.’

Bauer said that all the while, Pearce was speeding through Beverly Hills while drinking an alcoholic drink in a glass tumbler he took from the party, and when Bauer told him to put the drink down, Pearce threw the glass out the window.

‘I was going to strangle him while he was driving,’ Bauer said. ‘I just lost my temper. I grabbed him by the hair and I said, “Listen, you’d better focus right now. Pull over. And he said, “Oh, you’re a girl, you pulled my hair.” And that was probably the last time I saw him, or hung out with him.

‘I told him I wanted to get all my clothes out of his apartment, that I was done. I didn’t want to see him anymore.’

The Scarface actor told he first met Pearce at a party shortly after moving back to LA, and when the self-described movie producer learned Bauer needed a place to stay, he offered his spare room.

Bauer said Pearce was on his ‘best behavior’ for the first week or so, but that he began to make dark and troubling comments about drugging women in order to sleep with them.

‘He didn’t show his colors until he finally basically lost his patience with me,’ the actor said.

Photographs and videos taken late the night before the women were left at the hospitals show Giles and Cabrales dancing and laughing at a warehouse party. Their friend told that four ‘crazed’ men and one woman ‘targeted’ the young women

LA Sheriff’s Department booking records obtained by show Pearce is being held on $1million bail

‘He was always implying that he had either Quaaludes or date rape drugs.

‘He would say, “What do you think I’m going to do with her?” And I’d say, “Yeah, but you can’t just scam your way past all young females, and he said “You want to bet? I have other ways – as if you don’t know what I’m talking about.”

‘I’d say, “Don’t even joke about that around me. You know I don’t approve of that. I hope you’re kidding. And he’d say, “Watch me.”

Bauer said when he asked what drugs his temporary roommate intended to use on women, Pearce refused to elaborate.

‘He’d say, “Forget it. I’m not telling you. You’re liable to go crazy and turn me in or something.”’

In an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV, Rieckermann said that about 15 years ago he would regularly see Pearce at parties at the Playboy Mansion and other celebrity house parties in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

The former Scorpions bassist said he once visited Pearce’s apartment to meet Bauer, his close friend, but was instead greeted by Pearce and shown around.

‘He had extremely large televisions, which was unusual for an apartment at that time, and a lot of electronics standing around, like 3-5 laptops,’ Rieckermann said.

‘All of a sudden he came out of the bedroom, which by the way, had porn playing in the late afternoon. He came out and showed me a whole stack full of IDs of girls.

‘He said “these are the IDs I use to get girls into the clubs.” I said, “Why do you need IDs to get girls in clubs?” “Well a lot of the girls we’re hanging out with are underage.” I said, “Why are you hanging out with underage girls?”

‘That was an extremely weird, big red flag to me.’

Rieckermann said he also saw a stack of 50-70 credit cards on Pearce’s desk not in his name, which Pearce refused to explain to him.

Ralph Rieckermann said he saw a stack of 50-70 credit cards on Pearce’s desk not in his name, which Pearce refused to explain to him.

‘Then a few girls started showing up and they were very, very young, and very insecure. My gut feel was they were definitely underage,’ the 59-year-old retired rock star said.

‘He said he was going to go out with them later and he was passing out all these IDs to these girls. That’s when I said okay, I’m out of here. I gotta go.’

Rieckerman said he wanted to speak out to encourage witnesses to come forward and for police to investigate all possibilities in Christy and Hilda’s case.

He said he later discovered Pearce had been ‘blacklisted’ from further house parties after a host allegedly caught him on security cameras stealing a laptop.

Court records show Pearce was convicted of a petty theft in April 2015, though it is not clear whether the incident was related to any alleged theft from a house party.

He was also charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance in 2015, but the case was designated as dismissed or not prosecuted in March that year.

In 2018 Pearce made a hoax call to police claiming ‘there were men with guns in his hotel room and they weren’t letting him leave.’

A Swat team showed up at the room of the unsuspecting victims of the prank at the upscale Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, until they realized the call was fake.

 A cloud of suspicion has hung for weeks over Pearce, Ansbach and Osborn, who were said to be the last to see the women alive.

Phone location data showed Giles and Arzola went back to Pearce’s apartment near Beverly Hills with the three men in the early hours of November 13 after the warehouse party.

 About 12 hours later the women’s cold bodies were dumped at two hospitals by men in balaclavas driving a black Toyota Prius with no plates, caught on CCTV according to Giles’s husband, Jan Cilliers.

Texts from Christy’s phone reviewed by showed the two women seemed uncomfortable after arriving at Pearce’s apartment (pictured) and called an Uber to take them home but were never picked up

Texts between the two women showed Christy sent a message to Hilda at 5:30am when they were at the apartment, reading: ‘let’s go.’ Hilda replied: ‘Yes. I’ll call an Uber’ – however, the two were never picked up

While both Giles (left) and Cabrales (right) were found with heroin in their systems, their family and friends insist the women never would have willingly taken the drug

Giles and Cabrales-Arzola were at SoHo on Friday, November 12, when they left for a warehouse party. Giles husband said he traced her phone to an apartment complex before the women were dropped off at their respective hospitals

A car matching the Prius was photographed parked in Pearce’s driveway after the incident.

Giles was pronounced dead shortly after she was found, and Arzola passed away on November 28 after lying in a coma for two weeks.

Pearce has been charged with manslaughter. He was arrested at 11am on Wednesday by LAPD’s West Bureau and is being held in a department jail.

LA Sheriff’s Department booking records obtained by show he is being held on $1million bail.

Pearce’s roommate Osborn, 42, was arrested shortly after at 12:30pm the same day and assigned $100,000 bail.

Ansbach was arrested at 11:10am on Wednesday and held on $100,000 bail.

The other two men are charged with accessory to manslaughter.

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