Sept. 22, 2015


Story Published by: HipHopDX


Rick Ross has issued a statement regarding a lawsuit that names him and an affiliate, Thaddeus "Black" James, regarding a reported rape. "It has been brought to my attention that serious allegations have been made against an independent contractor, who's services I use often," Ross says, according toHotNewHipHop. "And while I am not directly involved or implicated, as a man and a father, I take this very seriously.


I don't believe any woman's safety should be compromised and she should never be forced to do anything outside of her will, regardless of the circumstances." "While I personally have no knowledge of the specifics surrounding these allegations, it is my hope that this is rectified quickly and with sensitivity," he continues. 


(This article was first published on September 21, 2015 and is as follows.)

A woman is suing Thaddeus "Black" James for allegedly drugging and raping her. Rick Rossis also named in the lawsuit because he was with them on the day the events reportedly occurred, according to TMZ.The woman says she was invited by the rapper and his entourage to attend the Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. She met

up with everyone at the W Hotel where she got in a van with Ross, James, and others. She was offered a drink and soon after consuming it, felt dizzy and passed out. After waking up, she went to James' hotel room, where she again passed out. She woke up the next morning without her clothes on and found signs that she was sexually assaulted. She names James as the suspect, but is also suing Ross, saying that James was his agent and Ross should have been supervising him. The van was supposedly Ross's.