Why Is Takeoff Being Sued?
Migos has three very separate individuals. It is headed by Quavo, a big talking, swaggering, lead man. Offset has established himself as a hip hop mainstay, doing feature work as a solo man, and has gained a following on account of being Cardi B’s baby daddy. And then there’s Takeoff whose solo discography is highly underrated. He famously sparked the instigation with Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks at the BET Awards.
But Takeoff has recently been in the headlines for a dark reason. He was recently sued by a woman over accusations that he raped her. She claims this occurred at a party in Los Angeles.
The woman is protected by anonymity as she filed as “Jane Doe”. This is common as the media may depict a victim in a negative light in public cases such as this. She is suing Takeoff in civil court for sexual battery, assault, and emotional distress. She seeks damages to compensate her for the harm the alleged incident caused.
The lawsuit claims that Takeoff made her feel uncomfortable at a party in June. The woman’s suit claims that Takeoff stared at her while at the party and that made her extremely uncomfortable. Before the incident in question occurred, the person who invited Jane Doe to the party got into a disagreement with Takeoff. At this time, the suit alleges, Jane Doe went into a nearby bedroom to avoid the argument. It was then, the suit alleges, that Takeoff entered the room, forcibly removed her clothing, and engaged in the alleged violation – all despite her refusal and lack of consent.He allegedly left the room immediately after the incident.
She also says that the hip hop star later offered her marijuana, but she refused and made it clear that she was not interested in communicating with him. The lawsuit further alleges that the woman went to a hospital the same day to be examined. The suit alleges that medical personnel determined that there was evidence consistent with rape and they contacted the local authorities.
Someone within the Los Angeles Police Department has revealed to sources that they are investigating Takeoff in relation to the incident in question.
Takeoff’s lawyer has denied the allegations. He stated to press that “the allegations made against Takeoff are patently and provably false.” He claims that Takeoff’s talent and reserved demeanor have “made him a target of an obvious exploitative money grab.”
Sexual assault is a very serious crime. Victims should never hesitate to reach out to friends, family, and the relevant authorities if they feel the need.