Soulja Boy has been sued by a woman who claims to have had a relationship with the rapper that developed while working as his personal assistant.
According to The Blast, the American star is also charged with illegal incarceration, gender-based violence, emotional distress, failure to pay the minimum wage, a hostile work environment, unpaid overtime and a host of other crimes.
Denying the claims, a representative for the rapper told TMZ: « Soulja would never lay his hands on a woman. He would not hit a woman or lay his hands on a woman … This is nonsense !!! »
According to the lawsuit, the unnamed woman began working for the rapper in late 2018 and was charged with a series of jobs including driving, cleaning and cooking. He alleges that he was promised a salary of $ 500 a week and was never paid, even though he worked seven days a week for 20 hours a day.
The rapper is alleged to have started sending her unsolicited photos of his penis in the first month of working for her.
The complaint alleges that the couple then developed a romantic relationship, leading the rapper to engage in abusive behavior by February 2019, which included punching, kicking, throwing, spitting, threats and sexual assaults.
The rapper allegedly said « I should have killed you » after a violent incident in April 2020, locked her in a room « for three days against her will » and raped her « on numerous occasions ».
The attacks reportedly continued until August 2020, when he lost consciousness and woke up on the lawn outside his home, where he later fled.
She was allegedly denied the opportunity to collect her belongings, and was mugged every time she returned to look for them.
The woman’s attorney, Neama Rahmani, commented: « Our client’s treatment, as an employee and as a person who deserves respect, has traumatized her and filled her with fear.
« Her abuse imprisoned her physically, mentally and emotionally. When she mustered the courage to flee, he impoverished her. Her exploitation severely hampered our client’s ability to reestablish herself in the workplace and in society. We believe she must be held accountable. » .
The date of the lawsuit has not yet been announced.