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Court Forces The Game to Release ‘Born 2 Rap’ Album Royalties to Sexual Assault Accuser

An Illinois Court is turning over the finances from The Game’s latest album to his sexual assault accuser according to a new report.

After a 2016 ruling that demanded Game to pay $7 million to his accuser, Priscilla Rainey, courts have now decided that Game will ante up the money via Born 2 Rap royalties according to Allhiphop.com.

After a 2019 failed appeal to the $7 million payouts to Rainey, the courts are also turning over ownership of the West Coast rapper’s independent label LA Prolific. According to the report, Game could face contempt of court charges if he continues collecting money through LA Prolific and Born 2 Rap.

Game was originally accused of sexual assault in 2015 by Rainey who claims the rapper put his hands on her bare vagina during the taping of Game’s reality show She’s Got Game.

Rainey claims that while taping in Chicago, Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, groped her in the middle of a sports bar when the cameras weren’t rolling.

The 40-year-old Compton native has denied all claims of sexual assault against him, but by missing court dates related to the charges Rainey came out victorious in the courts.

Game’s 9th album dropped in November 2019 selling just over 20,000 units in the first week. At the time of release, Game said that this would be his retirement album.

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Court Forces The Game to Release ‘Born 2 Rap’ Album Royalties to Sexual Assault Accuser

An Illinois Court is turning over the finances from The Game’s latest album to his sexual assault accuser according to a new report.

After a 2016 ruling that demanded Game to pay $7 million to his accuser, Priscilla Rainey, courts have now decided that Game will ante up the money via Born 2 Rap royalties according to Allhiphop.com.

After a 2019 failed appeal to the $7 million payouts to Rainey, the courts are also turning over ownership of the West Coast rapper’s independent label LA Prolific. According to the report, Game could face contempt of court charges if he continues collecting money through LA Prolific and Born 2 Rap.

Game was originally accused of sexual assault in 2015 by Rainey who claims the rapper put his hands on her bare vagina during the taping of Game’s reality show She’s Got Game.

Rainey claims that while taping in Chicago, Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, groped her in the middle of a sports bar when the cameras weren’t rolling.

The 40-year-old Compton native has denied all claims of sexual assault against him, but by missing court dates related to the charges Rainey came out victorious in the courts.

Game’s 9th album dropped in November 2019 selling just over 20,000 units in the first week. At the time of release, Game said that this would be his retirement album.

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What Do You Think They Found on the Almost 100 Electronics they Swiped from R. Kelly’s Storage Unit?

Chicago Feds did a raid on one of R. Kelly’s storage units and seized almost 100 electronic devices (video cameras, iPads, hard drives, computers, cell phones, etc.) from the facility. Many are wondering (and his camp probably are worried) about what the courts will find on them.

The prosecution is hoping that they will find more discriminating evidence pointing to the award-winning singer’s alleged pedophilia.

Until then, the singer’s trial that was scheduled for next month… that will be placed on ice… and postponed until this new evidence is thoroughly sorted through.

The public was made aware of this most recent raid during what is considered a routine arraignment for Kelly. During this proceeding, both sides were addressing an indictment filed in February alleging (yet again) that during his early years in the industry, he sexually abused another minor from 1997 to 2001 (overlapping his years with now-deceased Aaliyah).

According to The Chicago Tribune, no one wanted to postpone the trial but needed more time to review the iPads, cell phones, and other devices that they found during the officially warrant-ed search.

The raid was conducted at a storage unit near the O’Hare International Airport and is said to store the “Pied Piper of R&B’s” tour equipment.

According to the Chicago Tribune, his will not be the first time that this particular unit has been searched. A few months ago, for other separate criminal charges filed in New York, lawyers went there to gather evidence.

“It’s where he keeps his tour bus, stage equipment, and all sorts of computers,” Attorney Steve Greenberg said. “It’s stuff like the iPad that the sound guy uses…they aren’t going to find anything.”

Emotions are high as Kelly has been locked for almost a year on the original 13-count federal indictment including paying off witnesses, getting them to change their stories and paying big bucks to gather all of the tapes floating around that could have hurt his 2008 child pornography where he was acquited.

He and his two former employees (longtime manager Derrell McDavid and former employee Milton “June” Brown) are currently on trial. They have all asserted their innocence.

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Estate of Funk Music’s Super Freak, Rick James, Gears Up for 1979 Rape Case

Rick James may be dead, but his legacy (for the good and for the bad) still is alive and well. Recently, his estate James dragged to court for an alleged crime from about 40 years ago.

The estate of Rick James is being sued for $50,000 million dollars in damages from an alleged rape that happened in Richmond, New York involving a minor. The minor is now in her 50s and has hired a law firm in Manhattan, Oddo & Babat, to represent her— giving her justice after years of trauma.

According to Court House News, who discovered the affidavit and summons with notice filed on Thursday, Feb. 13th n Erie County Supreme Court, the funk star took advantage of the girl who was living in a group home ran by two of his friends. The group home was located on Richmond Avenue and was a part of the Youth Detention Center #6 Program.

She alleges the house parents introduced the funk singer to the young ladies in the group home. Most of them were excited to see him because he was a star. However, she was not. She believed that he was crude and left the space where they were all gathered after dinner. She went to her room to read a book.

Uninvitedly, he came in and assaulted her. Almost 15 years her senior, she alleges that he not only raped her by ejaculated inside of her, creating an opportunity for a teenaged pregnancy.

“I tried to fight him off, but he told me to ‘shut up and quit moving or I’ll cut you,’” she says in the affidavit.

She continues, “I abused alcohol briefly as a young teenager, used drugs, suffered from low self-esteem, had serious thoughts of suicide, and had difficulty concentrating, all from Rick James’s rape,” the affidavit states, adding that she also suffers from panic attacks, nightmares, and flashbacks.

“This traumatic experience has caused me everlasting damage and I would like to preserve my privacy in this matter.”

Attorney David Oddo says his team performed “a very thorough and incredulous investigation into these allegations and determined that they are highly credible.”

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EXPLOSION! Right Before Their Big Weekend, Ex-CEO of the GRAMMYS Drops Major Bombs about Rape, Corrupt Voting Practices and How Dirty They Are Doing Black People

Days before The Grammys are set to air, the former CEO of The Recording Academy is fired and she is not going down with a fight or dropping a few major bombs.

Deborah Dugan was only the CEO of the Recording Academy for a short time and was reveling in his historic appointment. She was the organization’s first female in their C-Suite. Let go on Jan. 16th, last Thursday, she took no time to file a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the Academy.

In her complaint, she let loose with a ton of secrets that is sure to make this GRAMMY season blush. According to The NPR, one of those company secrets is that Neil Portnow, who held the job before her, raped a female artist in New York. [Clutch those pearls] She also revealed that despite his alleged sexual assault of another woman, she was forced by the chair of Recording Academy Board, John Poppo, to hire him as a “consultant” and basically making her presence in the position just a facade. His fee? Three-quarters of a cool M.

Another major bomb as that the Academy’s general counsel and former board chair, Joel Katz, sexually harassed her last year and before she took the CEO position, making her feel devalued.

Both Neil Portnow and Joel Katz have flat out called her a liar.

Portnow released a statement in Billboard that called her allegations “inaccurate, false and outrageous.”

“This document is filled with inaccurate, false and outrageous and terribly hurtful claims against me. The allegations of rape are ludicrous, and untrue. The suggestion that there was is disseminating a lie. The baseless complaint about my conduct referenced in the EEOC filing was immediately brought to the attention of the Board of Director’s Executive Committee. An in-depth independent investigation by experienced and highly regarded lawyers was conducted and I was completely exonerated. There was no basis for the allegations and once again I deny them unequivocally.”

Billboard, Former Recording Academy President Neil Portnow Responds to Rape and Other Allegations, Calling Them ‘Ludicrous and Untrue’, 1/22/20

Katz also released a statement through his lawyer, Howard Weitzman, stating in more eloquent words (of course) that she was bugging.

“Ms. Dugan’s allegations of harassment and her description of a dinner at the steakhouse in the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel are false, and Mr. Katz categorically and emphatically denies her version of that evening.”

“Mr. Katz believed they had a productive and professional meeting in a restaurant where a number of members of the Board of Trustees of the Academy, and others, were dining.”

“Mr. Katz will cooperate in any and all investigations or lawsuits by telling the absolute and whole truth. Hopefully Ms. Dugan will do the same.”

NPR, statement given to the site from Attorney Howard Weitzman’s office.

Her allegations did not stop with that.

Dugan, according to Pitchfork, breaks down what she seems to be shocked at but many have been saying forever; the underrepresentation of women and minority groups at the show and with the awards.

She states what seems to be systemic racism and sexism by saying that they “routinely faced criticism for failing to honor Black artists,” and that the process is “ripe with corruption.”

The Academy is saying that something is ripe alright… maybe even past that… downright gone bad, and she is the bad fruit. They say that if she had those problems that these allegations never came up until she knew she was getting fired because she herself was harassing people. She was under investigation for allegedly bullying another female employee. The Academy alleges that Dugan wanted $22 million to step down.

Y’all clearly, she knows where the bodies are buried.

They gave this statement: “We regret that Music’s Biggest Night is being stolen from them by Ms. Dugan’s actions and we are working to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.”

According to the NPR, over the last 7 months, Dugan has been working hard to do some “major restructuring,” pledge to make the awards more gender and racially inclusive and diverse, measurable goals to achieve that goal and adding measures to enhance voting regarding the awards more transparent to the membership.

However, 10 days before the actual show, she was placed on administrative leave… essentially canning the whistleblower.

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Azriel Clary is Free and Happy! Posts Pics of Her with Her Family. #LetTheHealingBegin

Today is a day of celebration as more evidence that R. Kelly’s former live-in girlfriend, the one that had the most mouth on Gayle King and positioned herself as his “Ride or Die” is back in the protective covering of her family.

Azriel Clary took to Instagram to post pics of her dancing with her kinfolk, smiling in a youthful way… almost as we have never seen before.

Her caption says: “Suprise🥳 Let the healing process begin. Love yall and thank y’all ❤I even thank everyone who follows me.. because you all believed in me when I could not believe for myself. 🙏🏿🦋 #movingontobetterdays

P.S – everyone will be posting there own fav photos so make sure y’all follow the family! @azrielmostwanted ❤❤❤

We are rooting for you! Let the healing begin!

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R. Kelly’s Live-In Girlfriend Azriel Clary Finally Admits Something Sexual Happened When She was A Minor

While many are laughing at the fight between the two young ladies, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, there seems to be something far more sinister and sad about the situation.

While pressing charges on Savage, Clary dropped a bombshell stating that while she was a minor she was engaged in a sexual relationship with someone older constituting statutory rape. She identified Savage and it is presumed along with Robert.

She also mentioned that she was leaving with days.

Just sad.

Story developing but still, pray for her safety. Check out the live Instagram video captured by theshaderoom.

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Too Short Rape Case Officially Dropped, ‘Liars are Messing Up the Movement’

No one can say that Too Short and the adult content that he has produced over the year has not walked the tightrope between sexually explicit and flat out porn. Often credited (alongside Uncle Luke) as one of the pioneers of rap music’s most misogynistic form of emceeing, it is no big shock that he would have been caught up in a rape case.

That is exactly what has been shadowing the Oakland rapper for a good three years. According TMZ, back in 2016, Teana Louis said that she was forced to go down on Short and engage in non-consensual sodomy. Louis further claimed that he made her have vaginal intercourse, setting off all kinds of bells throughout the industry (amidst the rapper’s 30th year anniversary).

The case went to trial in 2018 and was thrown out by an LA court for insufficient evidence to support the plaintiff’s case.

TMZ further reports that the case has officially been dropped. Louis has filed new documents asking to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice. By doing this, she gives up her right to sue him for this charge again.

Too Short, whose real name is Todd Anthony Shaw, has maintained his innocence all along, claiming that she was upset that he did not sign her and that the two had only messed around (never engaging in actual intercourse).

“The one thing you learn in today’s culture is that everything has to be handled very sensitively as far as the work environment,” The 53-year-old rapper has come to understand. “You have to keep everything above water and crystal clear.”

He goes even further, “Consent is starting to be a very fine line.”

“I’m pretty sure that these women are telling the ‘God’s honest truth,’ but there are a few that are probably out there trying to do the money grab.”

It was around this time that Short exclusively told The Source magazine’s publisher L. Londell McMillan, that as more mature man one of the biggest regrets of his career is introducing and promoting the word “b*tch” to the culture in a way that has normalized it to a generation- further promoting the exploitation of Black and Brown women.

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SOURCE SPORTS: Adrien Broner to Pay $800k for 2018 Sexual Assault in Cleveland

Adrien Broner will be forced to pay more than $800,000 to a sexual assault victim who sued Broner in 2018. According to TMZ, the victim claims that the boxer forced his tongue in her mouth in a Cleveland nightclub and didn’t stop until a friend of Broner’s pulled him off of her.

Broner pleads guilty to the offense earlier this year and is now paying what’s owed to her. According to the TMZ report, the judge believes that Broner acted maliciously and that the 6 figure award is necessary to “punish and deter him from engaging in similar conduct in the future.” The victim in the case reportedly went through months of therapy dealing with PTSD after the assault.

According to Forbes, the Cincinnati Native took home at least $10 million after his fight with Manny Pacquiao, so that 800k shouldn’t hurt his pockets too much but hopefully will serve its duty as a deterrent to future assaults.

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Oprah Winfrey’s Executive Produced Documentary About Russell Simmons’ Sexual Allegations to Debut at Sundance Film Festival

Two years after several women accused Russell Simmons of sexually assaulting them, Oprah Winfrey is putting on her executive producer hat to help them tell their stories.

AppleTV+ acquired the documentary, and it would be directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering. The logline says the film follows, “a brilliant former music executive who grapples with whether to go public with her story of assault and abuse by a notable figure in the music industry. The film is a profound examination of race, gender, class and intersectionality, and the toll assaults take on their victims and society at large.”

It was announced that the documentary will debut at the Sundance Film Festival at the top of 2020. Sundance’s description was an exact replica of Apple’s logline, but the “former music executive” was revealed.

Drew Dixon will be the center point of the documentary, who accused Simmons of multiple instances of sexual misconduct in a bombshell New York Times interview. During Dixon’s executive run at Def Jam Recordings, the co-founder was her supervisor. She quit her job at the record label after Russell Simmons allegedly raped her in his apartment in 1995.

The Hip Hop mogul has repeatedly denied multiple accusations of sexual harassment and rape.

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