A couple weeks ago, Ronald Savage came forward claiming that Universal Zulu Nation founder Afrika Bambaataa had sexually abused him when he was a teenager.
The allegations were later denied by the Zulu Nation, who also demanded that Savage publicly apologize to the hip-hop pioneer for making false, reputation-ruining comments.
In a new development, three more men have come forward to back up Savage’s claims, saying that they too fell victim to Bambaataa’s alleged actions.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Hassan Campbell, 39, came forward with similar allegations against Bambaataa, as well as two other men who wished to remain anonymous.
The three men claimed that they were sexually abused when they were early in their teenage years at 12 and 13.
“He had the most fun house in the world,” Campbell said, reflecting on visiting Bambaataa's apartment in the Bronx in the 1980s. “There were celebrities there, musicians, neighborhood heroes. It was the best place to be - and the worst place to be.”
“He is a pervert,” Campbell continued. “He likes little boys.”
A 50-year-old New York native also issued a statement anonymously to press saying, “I know what Ronald Savage is saying is true because he did it to me.”
“I have never spoken to anybody about this and when I did, I said ‘Holy s**t, they finally caught up to him,’” he continued.
“I still have a lot of anger about this,” Troy, the latest to come forward, told the New York Daily News. “I’ve been dealing with this for years. It’s a shame this didn't come out earlier.”
Bambaataa’s attorney, Vivian Kimi Tozaki, has yet to comment on the latest development.
More on this story as it develops.
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