'Migos' star Takeoff is responding to allegations he raped a woman during a Los Angeles house party, calling the claims 'patently and provably false' and insinuating the lawsuit filed against him is nothing more than an 'exploitive money grab.'
According to multiple reports, the rapper's lawyer issues a statement in response to a lawsuit filed against him which alleges he forcefully raped a female party-goer at a home in L.A.
"We have reviewed the allegations and have similarly done our own due diligence. What has become abundantly clear is that the allegations made against Takeoff are patently and provably false," his attorney Drew Findling began.
He continued, "The claims and statements made regarding this lawsuit indicate that the plaintiffs’ representatives have not spoken with relevant witnesses or reviewed available evidence."
Interestingly, Takeoff's lawyer pointed to the 'Migos' star' quiet and reserved personality to show he is a target for allegations of this nature.
"Takeoff is renowned for his artistic talent as well as his quiet, reserved, and peaceful personality. In this instance, those known personality traits have made him a target of an obvious exploitative money grab," he wrote.
Adding, "As his counsel, we are well aware and well versed on the importance of civil and criminal prosecution of true sexual assaults. This is not one of those situations."
According to legal documents, a woman is accusing Takeoff of "unlawful, physical, and forceful rape" inside of a house part on in June.
The lawsuit claims the woman was approached by the rapper while sitting on a bed, and he began "touching her buttocks." In the documents, the woman says, at that point, the famous rapper, "grabbed her flipped her over face-down, and pulled down her clothing. Takeoff then proceeded to have forceful sexual intercourse with her from behind, without her consent."
The woman claims she went to seek treatment after the incident and says, "hospital staff observed evidence of a forceful rape and notified the Los Angeles Police Department of the same."
The case is still under investigation by the LAPD.
In the lawsuit, the woman says he is continuing to suffer, "economic damages, as well as severe emotional and physical harm, humiliation, distress, embarrassment, and anxiety as a result of Takeoff's conduct."
The woman's lawyer Neama Rahmani issued a statement following the filing of the suit, saying, “Our client is in shock and fears retaliation from speaking out. We don’t yet know all the facts nor who might have witnessed events that evening. We hope this lawsuit will prompt the police to quickly move forward and that through discovery we can uncover more evidence of what happened that night.”