In July of 2021, Jessica Reid, who claims she became raped by Charlamagne tha God at a celebration in 2001, quickly raised hundreds to reopen her case against The Breakfast Club host and other alleged perpetrators. Now, Reid is formally suing Charlamagne as effectively as iHeartMedia over the alleged crime and purported defamation.
37-year-dilapidated Jessica Reid lawful lately submitted the disconcerting complaint to a federal court docket in New York, the attach aside Charlamagne tha God (real name Lenard Larry McKelvey) depends. Primarily based exclusively on the movement, Reid first “met Charlamagne through a pal of hers named Rico” when she became 15 years dilapidated and the radio host became 20.
The plaintiff “belief Charlamagne looked adore a nice guy” but, after being contacted following the preliminary visit, made decided “that she became now now not occupied with him romantically,” per the lawful textual snarl. From there, a “platonic friendship” is presupposed to believe developed, with the two having ostensibly attended lunch (alongside with others) as company sooner than Charlamagne allegedly invited her to his birthday party.
At this 2001 celebration, which is presupposed to believe taken attach aside three weeks sooner than Charlamagne’s precise birthday, “Reid felt wretched…as there had been so many males there,” the lawsuit claims. (The plaintiff had allegedly resisted attending the event in the first attach aside, and the myth involves an extensive legend of the occurrences main as much as the celebration.)
Despite some hesitation, the plaintiff in the slay well-liked an alcoholic drink (“Charlamagne made her a drink and he or she sat on the couch”). Malika Joyner, her sister-in-law at the time, accompanied her and is presupposed to believe began throwing up after in relation to ending her believe beverage. Some time thereafter, Reid, who “had about half of her drink left,” began “to feel dizzy as effectively, so she decided to pass to the john and cease in there till she felt better,” the lawsuit claims.
“On the other hand, when Ms. Reid stood up, she collapsed because it felt adore her legs gave out and he or she couldn’t crawl,” the complaint reads. “Ms. Reid heard the males at the celebration laughing at her, then she heard Charlamagne laughing and he said, ‘Defend cease her ass upstairs.’”
Two males then allegedly carried Reid upstairs and sexually assaulted her, and the plaintiff says that she “became mute aware and responsive to the entirety that became taking place to her, but she mute couldn’t pass her physique.”
Lastly, Charlamagne tha God is presupposed to believe carried Reid real into a bed room and raped her, and the lawsuit describes the alleged crime in graphic detail. After a whereas, Reid (feeling “adore she became drunk even supposing she did now now not believe that distinguished to drink”) became found by others and then her aforementioned sister-in-law, per the swimsuit, and so that they at closing “gathered up ample strength to abet every other down the steps.”
With the celebration’s company having promptly left after dispersing as soon as they found a screaming Reid in the bed room, per the myth, she purportedly known as her mother with a stranger’s phone. (“Out of nowhere, a man pulled as much as the entrance of the Position the attach aside Ms. Reid and Ms. Joyner had been sitting, and he requested them if they desired to make expend of his phone.”)
Emergency services and products had been attributable to this fact known as, the complaint states, and Reid says she became transported to the sanatorium by ambulance and “needed to battle during the rape bundle process.”
It’s unclear whether or now now not medical examiners seen any proof of the above-talked about symptoms that allegedly occurred after interesting the beverage, but Reid became disregarded “quickly” after the effectively-known process, the swimsuit presentations. Police are said to believe retrieved Reid’s bracelet from the scene of the alleged crime and known a gap that she’d struck in the wall of the bed room the attach aside the alleged sexual assault occurred.
“Ms. Reid and Ms. Joyner later went to the police to give their statements and Ms. Reid desired to press charged [sic] and talk in Court docket so Charlamagne and his company would plod to prison,” the movement explains of the a long time-long window between the alleged sexual assault and the submission of the swimsuit. “On the other hand, Ms. Reid’s mother would now now not allow it.”
The plaintiff’s mother ostensibly believed that placing her daughter “on the stand became now now not a lawful suggestion,” and “there became nothing she [Reid] may well well kind about it, as she became a minor at the time.”
Reid and her household are then said to believe pursued a “contemporary starting up” in a diversified assert, and Charlamagne had prices including “Prison Sexual Behavior with a Minor” disregarded attributable to a lack of cooperation from the relocated alleged sufferer, the textual snarl proceeds.
The defendant radio host in the slay well-liked a plea deal for “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor” and became ordered to pay a minute lovely and reduction three years’ probation. Additionally, “the reliable outcomes of the rape bundle examination became [inconclusive] as no diagnosis became conducted,” the swimsuit claims, and Reid allegedly tried with out success to press prices in 2006 and 2008.
Charlamagne is being sued specifically for sexual assault, assault, and battery. Meanwhile, both he and iHeartMedia are being accused of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional injure, and negligent infliction of emotional injure as a outcomes of statements that he’s made, some whereas on the air.