Reggae singer Sean Kingston is not going to let a gang rape lawsuit mess up the end of his summer and has reportedly paid a plaintiff who claimed she was forced to have sex with him in 2010.
Details of the payout surfaced online early Saturday (August 31) morning.
Sean Kingston has settled up with the 22-year-old girl who accused the singer and his former bodyguards of gang rape back in 2010, sources close to Kingston tell TMZ. Sources tell us, Kingston settled NOT because he’s admitting guilt, but because his upcoming tour and new album release will prevent him from focusing his energies on a messy civil trial. Our sources close to Kingston’s team say he paid the alleged victim only a fraction of what she asked for in order to make the lawsuit disappear as soon as possible. They didn’t tell us the exact amount of the settlement. (TMZ)
Sources close to the case claim the female victim may not have won if the suit went to trial.
That said, we’re told Kingston believes he would have won the case outright if it went to trial … the same way he dodged criminal charges three years ago. As one source said, “Her story wasn’t consistent. She told various stories throughout her interviews with police. Her friend’s story wasn’t consistent with hers. The medical report had no indications of force.” As we reported, Kingston acknowledged having sex with the girl — when she was 19 — but said the sex was consensual. The lawsuit is expected to be dismissed shortly. (TMZ)
Buzz behind the initial $5 million suit sprouted across the ‘net yesterday (August 30).
Now, however, Carissa Capeloto is reopening 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. Capeloto, now 22, alleges that back in 2010, she was escorted to Kingston’s hotel room for a meet-and-greet following a Justin Bieber concert — but things went awry when the singer’s bodyguard, a band member, and the singer himself proceeded to gang rape her. (Us Magazine)
In fall 2011, Kingston and video vixen Maliah Michel were romantically involved with one another.
Pop singer Sean Kingston is confirming rumors that he’s dating Canadian rapper Drake’s ex-girlfriend. The rumors started on Sunday night after Kingston walked the rep carpet at the American Music Awards with Maliah, an urban magazine model. Shortly after their outing, Kingston was slammed by bloggers for dating Drake’s “sloppy seconds,” but Kingston had this response on Twitter: “Sloppy seconds? Not that at all … she is a great woman with a great heart that deserves the best in life.” Way to stay classy, Kingston. Maliah also retweeted her beau’s message to her followers confirming that they are indeed an item. (RumorFix)