Soulja Boy Accused Of Assault And Sexual Battery By Former Assistant
A representative for the rapper has denied the allegations, calling them "non-sense".
Soulja Boy has been accused of sexually assaulting and abusing his former assistant, The Blast reports.
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In documents obtained and viewed by The Blast and Pitchfork, his former assistant — identified by the pseudonym Jane Doe — claims that she suffered multiple instances of physical violence including kicking, punching, throwing, spitting, threats, and sexual assault.
Additionally, Jane Doe is also suing the rapper for false imprisonment, causing emotional distress, gender violence, a hostile work environment, failure to pay minimum wage, unpaid overtime and reimbursements, and more.
The former assistant claims that within a month of starting work for the rapper in late 2018, he began sending her unsolicited photos of his penis. Jane Doe claims they began a romantic relationship in January 2019 — and the following month the rapper’s alleged abusive behaviour began.
Doe’s lawsuit claims that Soulja Boy stated: “I should have killed you”, following an incident in April 2020, and that he locked her in a room “for three days against her will,” and raped her “on numerous occasions”.
In a statement, Doe’s lawyer Neama Rahmani said that Soulja Boy’s “treatment of our client, as an employee and as a person who deserves respect, has traumatised and filled her with fear.
“His abuse imprisoned her physically, mentally and emotionally. When she mustered the courage to flee, he impoverished her. His exploitation severely hampered our client’s ability to re-establish herself in the workplace and in society. We believe he should be held accountable.”
In a statement given to TMZ, a representative for Soulja Boy strongly denied the allegations.
“Soulja would never put his hands on a female,” the statement reads. “He wouldn’t beat a woman or put his hands on a woman…this is non-sense!!!”
Read the full reporting over at Pitchfork.
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