ALLEGATIONS: The Breakfast Club host denies claims he raped a teenage girl
CHARLAMAGNE THA God has denied claims that he raped a teenage girl.
The Power 105.1 presenter has hired lawyers to dispel the claims made about an incident that allegedly took place almost 20 years ago, according to reports.
Charlamagne, whose real name is Lenard McKelvey, is believed to have cooperated with the authorities fully.
The Breakfast Club host took a DNA test that did not produce proof that he sexually assaulted his accuser but he did plead guilty to a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor as a result of teenagers under the legal age consuming alcohol.
In a statement provided to TMZ, Marty Singer and Michael Weinstein, Charlamagne’s lawyers said: “More than seventeen years ago, Charlamagne was accused of a sexual assault. He never had sexual relations or any physical contact with the accuser and even provided DNA to prove it.
“At the time of these claims, Charlamagne cooperated fully with authorities, and after the investigation, this charge against him was dropped.
“Charlamagne has spoken about this many times over the years in public, including in his book. While Charlamagne has empathy for all sexual assault victims, he cannot take responsibility for a crime he did not commit.”
Charlamagne’s accuser, Jessica Reid, now 32, was just 15 when she initially made the accusations.
She told The Blast that she has not “been able to get over it” and never received closure.
A petition was launched this week calling for Charlamagne’s radio station employers to remove him from Power 105.1.
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