Sean Kingston, his bodyguard, and a member of his band have been sued for a gang rape involving a drunk teenage girl in a hotel room after a concert in 2010. Kingston allegedly invited Carissa Capeloto, now 22, back to his room.
Capeloto alleges that she’d been invited back to the hotel for a meet-and-greet with the singer after a Justin Bieber concert, where he had also performed.
When she arrived, Capeloto claims that the bodyguard picked her up and placed her on top of Kingston, and all three men gang-raped her while she was “obviously, intoxicated, incapable of content.”
Capeloto reportedly had smoked marijuana and downed seven to ten shots of vodka before the encounter. The assault stopped when Capeloto’s friend entered the room and rescued her. The police were called and Capeloto was then taken to the hospital.
Capeloto wants $5 million in damages from the rapper. Criminal charges were dropped after police determined that Capeloto wasn’t credible enough for a case. Kingston has purportedly filed legal documents insisting that the sex was consensual.
On Friday, when news of the suit broke, Kingston tweeted “Don’t believe the hype…I am a child of GOD and have a great relationship with him…I live a positive life so I know I’m good.”
“In this world not matter who you are what you do…they are people trying to bring you down constantly,” Kingston wrote. “Praying on ya downfall gotta be strong.”
“The devil is working,” he continued, “But I’ve been through the fire before and it’s nothing him and his friends can do to stop me! i believe in GOD..Done.”
A trial has been set for November.
However, there’s an update to this story. Sources say that Kingston has settled the rape charges with the 22-year-old woman by paying half of the $5 million she asked for. Sources say it was not out of guilt, but because he wanted the case to go away so he could primarily focus on his new upcoming album.
Even so, Capeloto is re-opening the case by suing the “Beautiful Girls” singer for a minimum of $5 million, telling authorities that she has been psychologically marred by the incident.
This case is long from over.