UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 22nd 10AM
Rick Ross has released a statement to TMZ regarding the rape claims against a member of his affiliated entourage:
“It has been brought to my attention that serious allegations have been made against an independent contractor, who’s services I use often. And while I am not directly involved or implicated, as a man and a father, I take this very seriously. I don’t believe any woman’s safety should be compromised and she should never be forced to do anything outside of her will, regardless of the circumstances.”
Ross adds, “While I personally have no knowledge of the specifics surrounding these allegations, it is my hope that this is rectified quickly and with sensitivity.”
The Black Dollar rapper is facing a new lawsuit from a woman who claims that she was raped during Grammy weekend after allegedly being drugged in his team’s van.
Even though Ross is not the culprit in question, he is still tied into the lawsuit.
According to TMZ, the woman says that she met up with Rick’s entourage at the W Hotel in Los Angeles, and got invited to a weed convention with the rapper.
She says she got in the van with Rick, a guy named Thaddeus “Black” James, a DJ, 3 security guards and the driver. She says she was offered a glass of booze and shortly thereafter became dizzy and eventually passed out.
She says the next thing she knew, 2 hours had passed and she was in the van with Black.
The woman says she went back to Black’s hotel room and passed out again. She woke up at 8 AM, examined herself and realized her clothes had been removed and she had been sexually assaulted.
The woman believes Black is the one who raped her.
Rick Ross is being pulled into the lawsuit due to the fact that the woman thinks he should have been supervising when she was allegedly drugged.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty