Trey Songz is being sued for rape, together with his file label and supervisor additionally named within the go well with.
The $25million (£20.7million) lawsuit has been filed by an nameless lady, listed on the go well with as Jane Doe, who claimed that Songz raped her in March 2016. She had beforehand sued the artist final yr for $20million (£16.5million), however the case was dismissed after the singer’s staff argued that her claims had been previous the statute of limitations.
Within the lawsuit, Doe alleged that Liles, his label 300 Leisure, and Songz’s label, Atlantic Data, have continued to work with Songz, regardless of the accusations. Her lawyer claimed that they’re “accountable in some method” for Songz’ alleged actions.
“This case is far more than about one singer and one viciously abused sexual-assault survivor who has the braveness to take motion,” Doe’s lawyer George Vrabeck, stated in an announcement to Rolling Stone. “It’s additionally very a lot concerning the systematic sexual abuse within the music trade and the music trade’s complicity in silencing sexual abuse survivors. It’s just about inconceivable to consider that these executives usually are not and weren’t conscious of the institutionalized sexual abuse.”
Trey Songz. CREDIT: Leon Bennett/Getty Pictures
It’s changing into extra commonplace for the file labels of artists being sued for sexual assault to be implicated in lawsuits. A latest lawsuit filed towards Marilyn Manson, for grooming and sexual assault, for instance, named his label Interscope within the submitting.
NME has contacted Trey Songz’ reps for remark.
Songz has confronted a number of accusations of sexual assault all through his profession. In 2018, he was charged over a home violence case – throughout which he claimed by way of Twitter that he was being “falsely accused for somebody’s private acquire”.
For assist, recommendation or extra info relating to sexual harassment, assault and rape within the UK, go to the Rape Disaster charity web site. Within the US, go to RAINN.