UPDATE: Rick Ross released a statement on the rape allegations involving a man he reportedly employed. The MMG boss denied any knowledge of the reported sexual assault.
"It has been brought to my attention that serious allegations have been made against an independent contractor, who's services I use often, " he said. "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 added, "While I personally have no knowledge of the specifics surrounding these allegations, it is my hope that this is rectified quickly and with sensitivity."
PREVIOUS: Rick Ross is being sued for rape, though he’s not accused of actually committing a sex crime. According to TMZ, the woman suing Rozay claims she was drugged and sexually assaulted by his agent during Grammy weekend.
The alleged victim, identified only as “Jane Doe” in the suit, says she was at the W Hotel in Los Angeles when Ross and his crew invited her to attend a weed convention. She allegedly rode in a van with several others that included Ross and his agent, Thaddeus “Black” James.
During the drive, the woman says she was given a drink that made her feel dizzy before she eventually blacked out. James was in the van when she regained consciousness two hours later, the suit alleges.
The woman says she went back to James’s hotel room and passed out again. She examined herself after waking up the next morning and realized that her clothes were removed and she had allegedly been assaulted by James.
Ross was named in the legal filing because he rode in the van, and since James worked for him, the suit holds the rapper responsible.
The newly engaged 39-year-old Maybach Music front man has yet to comment on the rape allegations. Ross is currently out on bail on aggravated assault and kidnapping charges stemming from a separate incident.
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