Ameer Vann denies the sexual abuse allegations against him.
Ameer Vann, member of the alternative hip-hop group Brockhampton has been accused of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and statutory rape after allegations from multiple ex-partners surfaced online over the weekend.
One woman called the 22-year-old rapper “a predator and cheater” in a statement on Twitter. She wrote, “he also degrades women, makes forceful advances and does not ease up when asked, is emotionally abusive, uses girl, v manipulative, has sex with underage/legal fans.”
Another woman responded to the claim with a similar story, writing, “I’m in complete shock that this is finally coming to light, but I dated him and can confirm that Ameer Vann of Brockhampton is emotional manipulative and mentally abusive.” She added, “AND can confirm he was having sex with a minor before he dated me in 2015.”
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The second woman added, “I’ve been SO afraid to say anything because of the huge fanbase, and since I’m a musician I don’t want it to seem like I’m trying to ride coattails. But ex members of BH have since reached out and said they’re sorry for witnessing it & not say anything.”
On Saturday, Vann released a statement on Twitter denying the sexual abuse and statutory rape allegations. “In response to the claims of emotional and sexual abuse: although my behavior has been selfish, childish, and unkind, I have never criminally harmed anyone or disrespected their boundaries,” he wrote. “I have never had relations with a minor or violated anybody’s consent.”
“I’ve been in relationships where I’ve fucked up and disrespected my partners. I’ve cheated and been dismissive to my exes,” he added.
The rapper issued apologies to his group mates and fans. “I’m sorry for cheating. I’m sorry for lying and letting my friends down. I’m sorry for placing my group mates in a difficult situation by not speaking to them about my past experiences earlier. I always hoped to set a good example to my fans.”
Brockhampton recently signed to RCA under a reported $15 million deal.
When asked for a statement in response to the allegations, a representative for the group told Okayplayer, “Aside from Ameer’s tweets, we have no further comment.”
This story was updated to include additional information.
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