Takeoff, a rapper who’s a part of the Atlanta trio Migos, has been accused of rape in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles by a lady who stated she was assaulted at a home celebration in Encino, Calif., in late June.
The lawsuit says the girl, recognized within the courtroom papers solely as Jane Doe, was assaulted in an upstairs bed room after expressly stating that she didn’t need to have intercourse with the rapper, 26, who was born Kirshnik Khari Ball.
The lady went to a hospital the identical day, the place, the go well with says, the employees noticed “bodily proof of forceful rape” and alerted the Los Angeles Police Division.
Representatives for Takeoff and Migos didn’t instantly touch upon the lawsuit.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Division stated that an investigation had been opened.
However Neama Rahmani, a lawyer for the girl, stated the police had not spoken to his shopper since responding to the hospital in June, regardless of a number of efforts to make her accessible to talk with investigators.
In line with the go well with, the girl had gone to the house on the invitation of Daryl McPherson, a D.J., producer and engineer for Migos who travels with the group and is called DJ Durel. Mr. Rahmani stated his shopper believed she was assembly Durel for a date.
However when she arrived on the home, round 7 p.m. on June 22, she found a number of individuals there in a celebration setting, the go well with says. Takeoff arrived later, the go well with says, and took an curiosity in her over the course of the night in a method that the girl stated made her really feel uncomfortable.
She stated she alerted Durel of her discomfort and he provided to take her upstairs to his “room,” in accordance with the lawsuit. On the staircase, the go well with says, they bumped into Takeoff, and the 2 males appeared to have an argument. The lady continued to Durel’s room and lay down on the mattress. It was round 2 a.m., in accordance with the go well with.
The go well with says that shortly after, Takeoff entered the room and commenced touching her. She protested that she didn’t need to have intercourse, however in accordance with the courtroom papers, he eliminated her garments and forcibly penetrated her.
The lady later drove residence, and a pal took her to the hospital within the morning, Mr. Rahmani stated. She has not been in contact with the lads since that evening, in accordance with the lawyer. Mr. Rahmani stated his shopper had met Durel at one other celebration within the weeks prior, and had been conversing with him over social media earlier than being invited to the Encino home.
“This was her one and solely encounter with Takeoff, and she or he hasn’t spoken to Durel since,” he stated.
Migos broke by means of in 2013 with the music “Versace” and has been within the higher echelon of rap and pop music since its No. 1 single “Bad and Boujee,” in 2017; two No. 1 albums followed for the group, which also features the members Quavo and Offset. Takeoff released a solo album, “The Last Rocket,” in 2018.
Mr. Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor, acknowledged that a civil suit like the one he has filed typically follows a criminal case. He said that his client, though, had lost confidence in a criminal investigation because of the delay.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles police declined to respond to questions about Mr. Rahmani’s description of police delays in further interviewing his client.