Charlamagne Tha God is fighting hard to clear his name after allegations of sexual assault resurfaced.
The Breakfast Club host who was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2001 has hired two powerful attorneys, Marty Singer and Michael Weinstein after reports of the 2001 incident resurfaced this week.
According to reports, he maintains that he was already cleared in the case in question and even took a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor due to the fact that his accuser and other minors did consume alcohol at party he hosted.
“More than seventeen years ago, Charlamagne was accused of a sexual assault. He never had sexual relations or any physical contact with the accuser and even provided DNA to prove it,” Weinstein told TMZ.
“At the time of these claims, Charlamagne cooperated fully with authorities, and after the investigation, this charge against him was dropped…Charlamagne has spoken about this many times over the years in public, including in his book. While Charlamagne has empathy for all sexual assault victims, he cannot take responsibility for a crime he did not commit.”
The celebrated host and author has been open about his own experience with sexual assault in the past. During his own interview on TV One’s, Uncensored, he revealed that Tyler Perry helped him realize that it was time to acknowledge that he, too was a victim of sexual assault. After watching Oprah Winfrey‘s interview with Tyler Perry in which he revealed his own ordeal with molestation, he realized that he shared a similar experience.