Soulja Boy’s Ex-Assistant Accuses Him Of Sexually Assaulting Her & Holding Her Hostage In Lawsuit Against Him
Soulja Boy is being sued by a former assistant who has accused him of rape and holding her against her will.
According to PEOPLE, a woman (who’s identified as Jane Doe) says that Soulja Boy (real name DeAndre Cortez Way) allegedly sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions, held her hostage, made her work in a toxic environment, and didn’t pay her for her work.
Jane Doe first started working for the Crank That rapper in December 2018. She said he wanted her to complete tasks like cooking, cleaning, driving him around, doing his hair, and being his personal assistant. He allegedly said he’d pay her $500 a week for 20 hours a day and seven days a week.
She said she had been working for him for a few weeks when he allegedly started sending “unsolicited pictures of his penis.” The two then began dating before he allegedly got violent in late January 2019, her lawsuit states. She alleges he kicked, bodyslammed, and punched her in the head on “ten separate occasions,” one of which she “lost consciousness.”
He allegedly would get “enraged” if she received comments on Instagram or even if her phone rang. He once allegedly told her, “I should have killed you.”
Jane Doe alleged things got even more violent in February 2019 when he allegedly raped her for the first time. He allegedly apologized after and said he would give her $1,000. She said that was the beginning of a series of alleged sexual abuse that she suffered “on numerous occasions, and sometimes twice in the same day.”
The lawsuit alleges “[he] would inappropriately touch [her] body, forcefully pull her pants off, and rape her.”
If she attempted to leave, he would allegedly lock her in her room “without hot water” for three days “until she was coerced into not leaving.”
The alleged abuse continued through August 2020, when the woman said he attacked her “so hard that she thought she was going to die.” When she came to, she was on the grass outside and left the rapper’s home, leaving her things there.
She said when she went back to get her belongings in September or October 2020, Soulja Boy allegedly raped her another time. She returned to his home with the police to get her things, but he allegedly wouldn’t let her inside. She said she ultimately left without her belongings and didn’t get paid for the majority of the 18 months she worked for him.
Neama Rahmani of West Coast Trial Lawyers is representing the woman. Rahmani said in a statement that Soulja Boy’s alleged actions “traumatized and filled her with fear.”
“His abuse imprisoned her physically, mentally and emotionally. When she mustered the courage to flee, he impoverished her. His exploitation severely hampered our client’s ability to re-establish herself in the workplace and in society. We believe he should be held accountable.”
Soulja Boy has not responded to the lawsuit and recent claims against him.
This isn’t the first time Soulja Boy has been accused of holding a woman against her will and sexual assault.
Police raided his home in February 2019 amid claims that he kidnapped and assaulted an ex-girlfriend. They discovered ammunition, which was in violation of his probation at the time. He was arrested the next month and released on his own cognizance. He was arrested again in April and sentenced to 240 days behind bars and 265 days of community service for not following the terms of his probation. He also violated his probation when he allegedly tried to falsify proof that he completed the required community service.
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