Charlamagne tha God‘s forthcoming HBO series may now be in jeopardy following the resurfacing of rape allegations against him.
On Monday, Charlamagne apologized for comments he made three years ago on The Brilliant Idiots podcast, where he said that he “got this girl real drunk,” gave her the aphrodisiac Spanish fly and had sex with her. When pressed if she was passed out or not the radio personality said “She wasn’t coherent, but she was up, like when you are blacked out.”
“The way I communicated that story in that clip was dead-ass wrong, and I apologize,” Charlamagne said on Monday, adding that the sex was consensual and he “didn’t take advantage of anyone.”
Still, the allegations might cost him his HBO TV series, The Gray Area.
Speaking to Page Six a spokesman for the television network said: “HBO is taking a serious look into the information that just surfaced.”
Originally announced in June, The Gray Area has been described as an interview-style TV show where Charlamagne “will provide a safe space for ‘unsafe’ people to curate their stories and control their own narratives.”
Recently, the woman who accused Charlamagne of raping her in 2001 is taking the case to South Carolina Supreme Court’s disciplinary counsel, claiming the prosecution of improperly handling the criminal case.
In a letter obtained by The Blast from Jessica Reid sent to John S. Nichols, a deputy for the Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Counsel in South Carolina, Reid writes that she was “uncooperative” at the time of the investigation because of being “traumatized,” and claims it was the “prosecutor’s responsibility” to defend her.
The 32-year-old, who was 15 at the time of the incident, now wants to file an official claim against the prosecution for allowing Charlamagne to cut a plea deal and dismiss the charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, saying there was “no investigation done to bring justice,” and claims Charlamagne “continues to violate me on the radio, in his book and on social media.”
Source: Page Six