Earlier this month sexual assault allegations against Charlamagne Tha God resurfaced from 2001 in the closed case of now 32-year-old Jessica Reid. While the internet started taking the story and pulling it in multiple different ways it turned out that the case was settled in court 17 years ago with Charlamagne pleading guilty to a lesser charge of contributing to delinquency of a minor along with three years of probation. While in court Charlamagne had always cooperated with police taking a DNA test as well, which also produced no evidence that he sexually assaulted anybody. In a quote to TMZ from Charlamagnes lawyers Marty Singer and Michael Weinsten they said:
"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."
"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.”
More controversy was started on the internet when allegations came out against Charlamagne raped his wife and in response to that she called into the Breakfast Club to clear up everything.
Charlamagne took the time during "Front Page News" this morning to make a statement about the closed case from 2001. Speaking to our listeners Charlamagne said:
"I haven't said anything because I have been waiting for more information to come out, it's been a nutty three weeks, I've learned a lot about the weight my words have and have been reminded about the responsibility I have to watch the way I talk about issues and sexual assault"
Also new files from his dismissed cased in South Carolina have been released as of yesterday showing that Charlamagne did everything in his power to cooperate with authorities.
Check out his full statement below.