Soulja Boy’s former assistant is reportedly suing the singer for assault and sexual battery.
According to Pitchfork, he is also being sued for false imprisonment, infliction of emotional distress, gender violence, a hostile work environment, failure to pay minimum wage, unpaid overtime and reimbursements, inaccurate wage statements, and more.
His accuser, identified as Jane Doe claimed he hired her as his assistant in December 2018.
The woman revealed that Soulja Boy started sending her unsolicited images of his genitals while she was working for him.
the woman alleged that Soulja Boy pushed her out of a vehicle they were arguing in, leading her to have to walk five miles to get back to where she was staying.
The woman said that in February 2019, Soulja Boy sexually assaulted her and after the incident, he gave her $1,000 and ‘expressed remorse’ over what he had done.
Three months later, she said the rapper spat on her after she told him she intended to quit as his assistant.
“[Soulja Boy]’s treatment of our client, as an employee and as a person who deserves respect, has traumatised and filled her with fear,” her lawyer Neama Rahmani said in a statement. “His abuse imprisoned her physically, mentally and emotionally. When she mustered the courage to flee, he impoverished her.
“His exploitation severely hampered our client’s ability to re-establish herself in the workplace and in society. We believe he should be held accountable.”
In a statement through a rep, Soulja Boy denied the accusations of sexual battery and assault from the former assistant.
“Soulja would never put his hands on a female,” the rapper’s representative told TMZ. “He wouldn’t beat a woman or put his hands on a woman… this is nonsense.”