News: UPDATED: Pleasure P Releases Statement On Child Molestation Accusations
Thursday, Dec 3, 2009 4:55PM
Pleasure P, an ex-member of R&B group Pretty Ricky, has responded to child molestation accusations and said the rumors are completely false.
Writing via his PleasurePMusic.com website, the singer has struck back at the gossip.
"All of the recent rumors and accusations that are being circulated about me are 100% false.," he wrote Thursday (December 3) afternoon. "They are disgusting and vile; and they are being spread by individuals with their own sick agendas. The purported documents that are also being circulated are forgeries. I have never met or known anyone by the name of "AGoldstein" or Laura Goldstein or Ashley Goldstein, which I believe are fictitious names. I have never been represented by an attorney named Goldstein. For someone to go to such depths to assassinate my character and slander my good name is truly criminal. My attorneys are investigating this matter and will take all necessary and appropriate action to protect my name and reputation." (Pleasure P Music)
According to an anonymous letter submitted to blogger Necole Bitchie, a detailed account of what exactly went down has been released.
"When he was 16 going on 17, he was left alone with his niece and nephew with whom he touched and penetrated with fingers on several occasions," a letter reads. "His aunt noticed his niece complaining of her genital area hurting, when asked what happened she replied 'Uncle Marcus keeps touching me and he hurt me.' Of course Marcus (Pleasure P) denied the allegations but the doctor found signs that she had vaginal damage and tearing. Charges were then pursued by the State of Florida. The incident happened in 2004 going into 2005. He served like 8 months, rehab and community service by time the trial came up. Marcus accepted a plea with the State of Florida and Joseph Smith who is the care giver of the niece and nephew which Marcus "Pleasure P" Cooper molested." (Necole Bitchie)
A family member to one of the singer's attorneys has also been discussing the matter on Twitter.
The daughter of Pleasure P's lawyer is now coming out on Twitter to reveal what she says is the truth about the R&B star. She says that he molested several children, including a 3-year old boy and a 4-year old girl who are his niece and nephew. This is the Twitter page of the woman who is speaking out against Pleasure P. Why is she speaking? Because apparently Pleasure P is very behind on his lawyer bills. (Gather)
Reports began to take over the Internet late Wednesday (December 2) evening.
The Wednesday night announcement of Pleasure P's nomination for best male R&B performance was overshadowed by rumors that he has a history of child molestation and was fired from his former band, Pretty Ricky, for that reason. The singer, born Marcus Cooper, is being targeted on Twitter by a woman who claims to be his attorney's daughter. (Examiner)
Pretty Ricky have also kept quiet on the incident.
'"Unfortunately due to Pleasure P's lawyer filing an injunction against us from speaking, we are not at liberty to speak about the case," said the group on its website. "However we will let it be known that we did kick him out of the group, he did not leave on his own free will." (Singersroom)
Stay tuned to SOHH for more updates surrounding the case.