Charlamagne Tha God Hit With Sexual Assault Lawsuit [CORRECTED]
Correction as of 7:35p.m.ET on 12/22/2022:
An previously model of this tale said that Charlamagne admitted to supplying Reid alcoholic beverages when she was underaged. Associates for the well-liked radio identity have denied that claim and variations have been built to replicate that.
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Individuals reps have also issued supplemental statements to The Root clarifying sure aspects pertaining to this match:
“This is a self-submitted lawsuit that is meritless and will be dismissed. She [Jessica Reid, the woman filing the suit] is symbolizing herself.
He [Charlamagne Tha God] has Never admitted to offering her alcoholic beverages. He does not know Ms. Reid. He in no way handed her alcohol.”
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It seems like The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God might be in for a forthcoming legal fight as it’s been revealed that he’s at the heart of a new federal sexual assault lawsuit.
According to HipHopDX, the common persona is remaining sued by Jessica Reid who alleged that Charlamagne (legal name Lenard McKelvey) “willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously” engaged in “penile/vaginal intercourse with a fifteen-year-outdated woman child” when he was 22-calendar year-outdated back in 2001.
At the time, Charlamagne allegedly pled responsible to a lesser demand of “contributing to the delinquency of a minor” right after providing an underaged Reid with alcohol and subsequently served a few many years of probation. Nevertheless, Charlamagne’s DNA was reportedly in no way found in rape kit exam effects that was later performed on Reid.
A lot more from the match, for each HipHopDX:
“Ms. Reid has tried out to get justice, but to no avail. And to make matters worse, all people that Ms. Reid achieved out to, which includes iHeartRadio, disregarded her and nevertheless authorized Charlamagne to communicate on their platform. Each and every time Ms. Reid turns on the radio and hears his voice, sees him on Television set, and walks past his publications in the retailers, she is reminded of what Charlamagne did to her.”
Michael Weinsten, the attorney symbolizing Charlamagne has because responded, indicating in a assertion: “We are confident that Ms. Reid’s meritless civil lawsuit in which she represents herself will be instantly dismissed. This is the similar sexual assault claim that was thoroughly investigated and dismissed by authorities in South Carolina additional than 21 years in the past. It is also the identical subject that Ms. Reid experimented with to re-open up in 2018 that the South Carolina Solicitor Standard declined to re-open up, suggesting among the other matters it was ‘not ethical’ to do so.”
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