Trey Songz is being sued for $10 million in a lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery and assault after he allegedly grabbed and exposed a woman’s breast at a pool party, according to court documents obtained by Rolling Stone.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday, also named Songz’s production company, Atlantic Records, and his manager Kevin Liles as defendants.
Incident Stems From 2013 Pool Party Where Rapper Was Filmed Grabbing And Exposing A Woman’s Breast
The suit claims all three were negligent in supervising their client and were “responsible in some manner” for his actions.
Meanwhile, Songz’s lawyer Michael Freedman maintained his client’s innocence in a statement provided to TMZ. He added that the lawsuit is “another example of decade-old allegations being repurposed into a federal case.”
“(They’re) taking advantage of California’s constitutionally questionable new ‘look-back window.’ We look forward to vindicating Trey on the merits in court.”
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Trey Songz is facing a lawsuit for alleged sexual assault, which stems from an incident where he exposed a woman’s breast at a pool party outside a Connecticut casino.
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Victim Sent Demand Letter To Rapper’s Legal Team Last Year After Songz’s 2021 Vegas Assault Case
The victim, Megan Johnson, sent a demand letter to Songz and his legal team last year, TMZ reported.
In the letter, Johnson’s lawyers claimed the rapper’s 2021 Vegas sexual assault case prompted Megan to seek justice for herself. (NOTE: the Vegas case was dropped weeks before the demand letter was sent.)
The incident with Johnson reportedly occurred at his “Foxwoods Liquid Sundays with Trey Songz” event in Aug. 2013. There, the rapper was filmed grabbing and pulling out the victim’s breast from her bikini top, allegedly without her consent.
Johnson’s encounter with Songz in the VIP tent was filmed. Her lawyers believe the video will be a slam dunk in terms of evidence.
Johnson Says Incident Has Left Her Humiliated, Suffering Emotional Trauma
Meanwhile, the victim’s lawsuit claims the defendants should have already known about Songz’s “sexual proclivities” and were, in turn, responsible for his actions that day.
Johnson says the incident left her humiliated and with emotional trauma. Her lawyers added she was ultimately forced to curtail her promising career several months later due to the embarrassment following the incident.
She reportedly gave Songz and his team weeks to respond to the demand letter before filing a lawsuit.
Johnson is seeking at least $10 million in damages, according to TMZ.