Migos rapper Takeoff is being sued for sexual battery, assault, and emotional distress, TMZ reports. According to TMZ, as well as The New York Times and The Blast, the woman suing Takeoff claims that he raped her at a house party in Los Angeles in June.
Following the initial news of the lawsuit, Takeoff’s attorney issued a statement denying its claims to TMZ on behalf of the rapper. Find it below.
According to The Times, the woman (identified as Jane Doe) said she was invited to the house party by DJ Durel, who tours with the Migos. At the party, Takeoff reportedly showed interest in the woman and made her uncomfortable. The woman reportedly told DJ Durel that she was uncomfortable, and he took her up to a bedroom where she sat on a bed.
According to the lawsuit, Takeoff entered the bedroom and “began touching her buttocks,” The Blast reports. Also in the lawsuit, the woman alleges that she made clear to Takeoff she did not want to have sex with him, but he allegedly “grabbed her, flipped her over face-down, and pulled down her clothing,” and “proceeded to have forceful sexual intercourse with her from behind, without her consent,” according to The Blast.
After the alleged assault, the woman reportedly went to the hospital where “hospital staff observed evidence of a forceful rape,” according to the lawsuit. The woman also notified the Los Angeles Police Department, who opened an investigation, according to The New York Times.
Update (08/05 8:26 p.m. ET): In a new statement. Takeoff’s attorney Drew Finding said: