Petition Launched to Fire Charlamagne From ‘The Breakfast Club’ After Rape Allegations Resurface

Petition Launched to Fire Charlamagne From ‘The Breakfast Club’ After Rape Allegations Resurface

Whereas operating into a number of hiccups alongside the best way, Charlamagne Tha God has been prospering general in his profession since forming Energy 105’s ‘The Breakfast Membership’ with Angela Yee and DJ Envy. Sadly, the radio persona is now dealing with resurfaced rape accusations from over 17 years in the past, leading to a petition to have the shock jock ousted from the nation’s high Hip Hop morning present.

“We wish to ship a strong message to all the individuals who like to prey on harmless youngsters that it’s not going to occur on our watch,” reads the petition, which was posted on Care2. “Regardless of how a lot cash or affect you might have, we is not going to enable you to harm our youngsters.”

In accordance to Billboard, the petition was launched the day after Jessica Reid, the girl accusing Charlamagne of raping her on the age of 15, informed The Blast that she’d like to re-open a felony case towards him. In South Carolina, there isn’t a statute of limitation for prosecuting the crime of intercourse with a minor.

Reid’s mom, Joslyn, admits she informed her daughter not to cooperate with the prosecution when the case was initially introduced forth, making it unimaginable to convict the podcaster, actual title Lenard McKelvey, on the cost he was arrested for, felony sexual conduct with a minor. As an alternative, the then 22-year-old pleaded responsible to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, receiving three years on probation.

Billboard particulars the alleged assault under.

“In accordance to a 2001 police report from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Workplace, Reid and a buddy claimed to have been picked up and introduced to a short-stay Naval housing facility and given a liquid to drink that tasted like soda. That was the very last thing Reid’s buddy stated she remembered earlier than waking up with a person attempting to kiss her. She claimed to have pressured the person away and went to discover Reid, who was within the room throughout from the place she was, bare and crying, stating she had been raped. The ladies had been introduced to a neighborhood hospital, the place workers corroborated {that a} sexual assault had occurred and took an announcement implicating McKelvey because the assailant. “

McKelvey has beforehand addressed the incident, saying he was falsely accused in an interview with DJ Akademics.  Within the video, he admits to throwing a celebration for his teenage cousin, however wasn’t current when the assault occurred, saying the DNA collected from Reid didn’t match his personal.

Charlamagne has employed Hollywood hotshot lawyer Marty Singer to defend him towards the accusations.

“Greater than seventeen years in the past, Charlamagne was accused of a sexual assault. He by no means had sexual relations or any bodily contact with the accuser and even supplied DNA to show it,” the legal professional stated in an announcement.

“On the time of those claims, Charlamagne cooperated totally with authorities, and after the investigation, this cost towards him was dropped.”

“Charlamagne has spoken about this many instances through the years in public, together with in his ebook. Whereas Charlamagne has empathy for all sexual assault victims, he can not take accountability for against the law he didn’t commit.”

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