Third woman files lawsuit against Trey Songz alleging ‘brutal’ rape that landed her in California hospital
Warning: This story contains graphic language about sexual assault.
Trey Songz has been charged with rape in a new trial, making her the third woman to file sexual assault charges against the R&B singer in recent months, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Beast.
The anonymous accuser alleges that Songz anally raped her on March 24, 2016 in California — “a rape so brutal that plaintiff Jane Doe demanded and received immediate emergency medical attention,” the lawsuit filed Tuesday claims.
“Trey Songz invited plaintiff Jane Doe ‘upstairs,'” the suit alleges. “Plaintiff Jane Doe believed she would have consensual sex with Defendant Trey Songz as they had done before. As they walked up the stairs, Defendant Trey Songz repeatedly asked Plaintiff Jane Doe if the defendant could ‘get that ass’ Plaintiff Jane Doe repeatedly told defendant Trey Songz NO and to stop asking.
“After entering the bedroom, Trey Songz transformed, almost immediately, into a savage rapist,” the lawsuit continues. “Trey Songz threw Plaintiff Jane Doe to the ground, ripped Plaintiff Jane Doe’s pants, pinned Plaintiff Jane Doe face down, and forced Defendant Trey Songz’s penis into Plaintiff’s anus without Plaintiff Jane Doe’s consent Plaintiff Jane Doe cried out in pain and pleaded with Defendant Trey Songs [sic] Stop. Complainant Jane Doe attempted to fight Defendant Trey Songz but was overpowered by Defendant Trey Songz. Someone entered the room during the rape and complainant Jane Doe hoped the brutal anal rape could end. The individual quickly left the room and the anal rape continued.
After the alleged assault, the woman says in her lawsuit, she called an Uber ‘to escape another attack and to get home’, but the driver noticed she was ‘in obvious distress and redirected the plaintiff Jane Doe to the nearest hospital”.
The Daily Beast contacted Los Angeles police to ask if they had opened an investigation into the alleged assault. Trey Songz’s team didn’t immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment but, in a statement to TMZ, they denied the allegations and said the attorney who drafted the lawsuit “was charged in a manner credible that he tried to pay a woman to falsely accuse Trey.”
The woman is represented by George Vrabeck and Ariel Mitchell, the same attorneys representing former college basketball player Dylan Gonzalez, who in January accused Songz of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room some nine years ago. . Mitchell also filed a civil lawsuit against Songz in Miami on behalf of Jauhara Jeffries, who claimed Songz sexually assaulted her at a club on New Year’s Eve in 2018.
“Victims are coming forward every day. Just know that you are not alone and that this behavior is unacceptable. George Vrabeck and I will not be deterred by bullying or bullying tactics and will continue our pursuit of justice for the victims of Trey Songz’s sexual assault,” the attorneys said in a statement to The Daily Beast.
Neither represents the unnamed woman who turned herself in to Las Vegas police in late November alleging she was sexually assaulted by the 37-year-old after meeting him at Drai’s Nightclub from the Cromwell Hotel to ring in his birthday, before joining his entourage back in his hotel room at the Cosmopolitan.
Las Vegas police have opened an investigation into the alleged assault and confirmed to The Daily Beast this week that the investigation is still active and ongoing. At the time the investigation was announced, police said Songz was cooperating with law enforcement.
With the threat of further legal action, it looks like the walls may finally be closing in on Songz, who over the years has managed to avoid any serious reputational damage or criminal repercussions for the pile of sexual assault and physical abuse complaints. that have been filed. against him by women and men.
He faced criminal charges in Detroit in 2016 for an alleged violent altercation, where he was accused of punching a police sergeant in the head and injuring a cameraman when he threw a microphone stand at a stage during a performance. At the time, his lawyer claimed the altercation was an “isolated incident”. In 2021, Songz was released again after being filmed getting into a fight with a Kansas City police officer.
A handful of women have also come forward to accuse Songz of physical abuse. Andrea Buera has publicly recounted how Songz allegedly choked, punched and threw her to the ground in her Los Angeles rental in February 2018 after becoming furious that she argued with one of her friends. She provided a photo of herself in a hospital bed where there appeared to be a bruise under her chin, and other photos with marks around her eyes and forehead. Actress Keke Palmer has also opened up about a disturbing interaction with Songz, alleging in 2017 that he used ‘sexual intimidation’ to pressure her into appearing in a music video she didn’t want to be in. , claiming to have tried to hide from him in a closet. .
While Songz was one of the top R&B crooners in the mid-2010s, with the hits “Na Na”, “Say Ah”, “Bottoms Up” and “Dive In”, in 2017 he started falling charts, with his following singles and his recent album Back home flop. In recent years, Songz has shifted to club appearances, traveling the country performing at various venues and nightclubs in Las Vegas.
But the recent police investigation into Songz appears to have prompted Gonzalez, 27, to come forward on New Year’s Eve, saying she couldn’t enter the new year with a weight on her chest. “Trey Songz is a rapist,” she wrote in a tweet, without giving further details.
A few weeks later, she was finally ready to elaborate. “With what seems to be endlessly recurring news of the alleged sexual assault by Trey Songz, I am forced to repeatedly relive in my mind, and suffer again, the long suppressed horror and unbearable PTSD. of my rape by her own hands at a well-known Las Vegas Hotel,” Gonzalez wrote, noting that she was working with Vrabeck to consider what her legal options were. Gonzalez has yet to take legal action against Songz.
Meanwhile, the Jefferies case in Miami is ongoing, with a $20 million civil lawsuit first filed against Songz in January 2020 and refiled in December. Although court documents indicate the parties reached a settlement in 2021, a judge suddenly dismissed the lawsuit on a previous motion, leading to the refiling, Mitchell previously told The Daily Beast.
Jeffries claimed to have met Songz at a New Year’s Eve party held at Diddy’s mansion in Miami before continuing the night at popular nightclub E11EVEN. While dancing on a sofa at the club, Jeffries, who wore a dress with a high slit, claims she felt “fingers insert themselves into her vagina”. After leaving the club, Jeffries claims that Songz and someone from her security threw her out of their car and onto the street, injuring her.
Jeffries, who is in her late 20s, initially sued Songz under an alias of Jane Doe but later decided to come forward with her real name, Mitchell said. “She doesn’t want to hide behind the Jane Doe, she doesn’t want to be ashamed of what happened to her,” Mitchell said.