We have heard several rape cases and sexual assault allegations that face celebrities mostly in the entertainment sector. If it is not a musician, it must be an actor, and it is not an actor, it must be someone who is in the media or somewhere in the industry. Whether the allegations are true or just stunts, they taint the name of the victim and the so-called perpetrator depending on the outcome. Below is a list of celebrities who have been faced with rape charges in the court of law in the recent times.
An upcoming filmmaker filed a $5 million rape lawsuit against the music mogul and owner of a label Russell Simmons. However, the charges were dropped early in the year. Months after Jennifer Jarosik the granddaughter of W.W Norton sued the hip-hop music mogul, both parties’ attorneys signed a dismissal stipulation. Jarosik claims that Simmons forced her to have sex at his home in Los Angeles in the year 2016. Since then, Russell Simmons has always stated that his relationship with the lady was just consensual. Also, this is not the first time Mr. Russell is facing similar charges. However, the $50 million lawsuits were later dropped. Russell Simmons biography can give you more information on the same.
R. Kelly is a household name. He is a legend in pop and RnB music. R. Kelly has many awards behind him; he is a philanthropist who has had a successful career in music. But that does not guarantee that he was not to fall into a serious crisis that costed his career. Unnamed sources sued R. Kelly of running a sex-like cult that kept his sex slaves restricted at his residence. These allegations were later dissolved to the skies after his defense threatened to sue Buzzfeed. His ex-girlfriend known as Kitti Jones has since corroborated the story. However, her claims have been criticized, and no formal charges have been filed against Kelly.
The singer and songwriter were accused that he sexually assaulted an unnamed victim. His recording label Captured tracks dropped from their contract and scraped off his song catalog from all download and streaming platforms like Napster and Spotify. He admitted the charges and stated that a proper consentient was not obtained. He later apologized to the unnamed victim whose identity has not been revealed to date. Since then, he has not been reabsorbed back to the label, and no formal charges were conducted.
Kirk Webster is music publicist who has made a name for himself. The publicist was accused of allegedly drugging and raping Austin Rick. Kirk Webster is allegedly thought to have offered to trade his juicy publicity for sexual favors. However, he denied the allegations posed to him. Despite his continued denials, he later closed PR firm. His firm was one of the strongest in the music business. He majored in country music where he featured the likes of Dolly Parton, Blake, Charlie Daniels, and even Kenny Rogers.
We all know who Nelly is; he is an American rapper who gained global recognition through his hit songs. The rapper has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman while inside his tour bus. Nelly got arrested on the basis that had committed a second-degree rape. Nelly, however, denied the allegations and his lawyers called the lawsuit a false and feeble stunt. He was also released the same day he put in custody.