A lady who labored as a private assistant for rapper Soulja Boy alleges in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the artist sexually abused her, beat her and held her hostage.
The girl stated she started working for Soulja Boy, whose actual title is DeAndre Cortez Means, in California on the finish of 2018.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles and identifies the assistant solely as Jane Doe, says the abuse started when Means despatched the lady an unsolicited image of his penis shortly after she began working for him.
The pair did find yourself in a consensual relationship, however by January of 2019, Means started bodily abusing the lady, the go well with stated.
And in February, Means sexually assaulted the lady for the primary time, the go well with stated, including that he “expressed regret” after and gave her $1,000. Later, “on quite a few events, and typically twice in the identical day, Defendant Means would inappropriately contact Plaintiff’s physique, forcefully pull her pants off, and raped her,” the go well with stated.
Means would typically turn out to be jealous when the lady received feedback on Instagram or received a telephone name and would reply by throwing her to the ground and kicking her within the rib or punching her, the lawsuit alleged.
“Over the course of this abusive relationship, Defendant Means punched Plaintiff immediately within the head on not less than ten separate events,” the go well with stated.
As soon as, Means adopted an assault by saying, “I ought to have killed you,” in accordance with the go well with. After verbal assaults, he would typically say, “I did not imply it,” the go well with added.
He additionally locked the lady in a room with out scorching water for 3 days after she tried to stop and depart, in accordance with the go well with.
In August of final 12 months, “Means attacked Plaintiff so arduous that she thought she was going to die” and when she regained consciousness exterior his residence, she ran.
When she returned to get her belongings a month later, “Means refused to present Plaintiff her belongings again and as a substitute used the chance to rape Plaintiff once more,” the go well with alleges.
The go well with stated the lady was left with nothing as a result of she was not paid the wages she was promised whereas employed by Means for 18 months. She alleges she wasn’t paid the $500 per week promised to her by Means for her duties, which included cleansing, cooking, driving the musician round and dealing with journey itineraries.
“Means’s remedy of our consumer, as an worker and as an individual who deserves respect, has traumatized and crammed her with concern,” her lawyer, Neama Rahmani, stated in an announcement. “His abuse imprisoned her bodily, mentally and emotionally. When she mustered the braveness to flee, he impoverished her. His exploitation severely hampered our consumer’s skill to re-establish herself within the office and in society. We consider he ought to be held accountable.”
Means beforehand served time in 2019 for violating probation stemming from weapons possession fees.
Final 12 months, an ex-girlfriend sued Means alleging assault and battery and false imprisonment. The case is pending.
Soulja Boy rose to fame in 2007 when his debut single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Scorching 100.
Representatives for Means didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Friday, however a spokesperson informed TMZ: “Soulja would by no means put his arms on a feminine. He would not beat a girl or put his arms on a girl … that is non-sense!!!”