Jessica Reid, who in previous years has accused media personality Charlamagne Tha God (real name Lenard McKelvey) of alleged historical sexual assault, has now filed a federal lawsuit against the entertainer/mental health “advocate”, Radaronline.com and msn.com report.
In 2001 the then twenty-two-year-old radio personality was arrested on a warrant stemming “from a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the 2nd degree, for an incident that allegedly occurred during a party on June 8, 2001, where a then fifteen-year-old Reid was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted.
Court documents accused McKelvey of “willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously engaging in penile/vaginal intercourse with a fifteen-year-old female child.”
Reid’s mother called the police to report an alleged sexual assault. Officers responded to the Short Stay Naval Recreational Center in Charleston, South Carolina in the early hours of June 9, where they found Reid intoxicated and “crying uncontrollably” after being allegedly assaulted.
Reid was examined at the Summerville Medical Center, where it was recorded that she had in fact been sexually assaulted.
However, Reid’s mother later made the decision to NOT allow her daughter to continue/cooperate with the investigation. Due to this decision, McKelvey was able to plead to the lesser charge of ‘contributing to the delinquency of a minor’. He cannot be criminally charged again.
The suit states that “Ms. Reid has still tried to get justice, but to no avail”, while McKelvey has spread “false, insulting” claims about her and the details surrounding the alleged sexual assault. Reid claims the entire ordeal has led to her being on antidepressants and undergoing counseling.
Reid’s lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for the alleged sexual assault and defamation.
McKelvey’s attorney Michael Weinsten tells, RadarOnline.com, “We are confident that Ms. Reid’s meritless civil lawsuit in which she represents herself will be promptly dismissed”.