American singer and actor, Trey Songz, has denied accusations of sexual assault made by an ex-UNLV basketball player and artist, Dylan Gonzalez.
Reps for the 37-year-old musical artist told local media that Songz will be exonerated of the allegations in due time.
The rep speaking on the issue said: “Trey and his team are confident in the legal process and that there will be an abundance of exonerating information to come over the next few weeks”.
Gonzalez, 27, took to social media with allegations that the R&B artist, whose full name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, had sexually assaulted her in a hotel in Las Vegas.
Gonzalez in a statement on social media revealed that “With what seems like endlessly reoccurring news of the alleged sexual assaults committed by Trey Songz, I am forced to repeatedly relive in my mind, and suffer anew, the long-suppressed horror and unbearable PTSD of my rape by his very hands at a well-known Las Vegas hotel”.
Gonzalez further sent her warm wishes of “love, strength, and hope to all who are victims of sexual assault and its fatal nature” while noting that they “are not alone”.
A source close to Gonzalez disclosed that the incident involving the Grammy-nominated performer in question, happened years ago.
Gonzalez’s lawyers, Ariel Mitchell and George Vrabeck, also noted that they are looking at a civil suit amid other legal options in the weeks ahead; the lawyers did not say anything about potential dealings with police in the process.
It is worth mentioning that the attorneys are also representing a woman named Jahaura Jeffries, who identified herself publicly, claiming that Songz in 2018, had sexually assaulted her at a club in Miami.
Jeffries alleged in the suit that she met Songz after she attended a New Year’s Eve party at Diddy’s home on Star Island. Jeffries in the suit claimed that she partied for about two hours and then, called for a ride-sharing service to take her and some friends to ‘E11EVEN nightclub’ in Miami.
Songz was leaving Diddy’s home at the same time when he overheard a conversation between Jeffries and her friends and invited them to ride with him to the club, according to the lawsuit.
The suit alleges that Songz invited Jeffries and her friends to join him at a private table at the club. It alleges that while Jeffries was dancing on a couch, Songz sexually violated her with his fingers. It accuses him of pulling his hand away when Jeffries turned around.
According to the lawsuit, she immediately got off the couch, sat down, and was in a state of shock. Another woman who went over to see what was wrong with Jeffries, told her that Songz had also violated her with his fingers, the suit claims.
Eventually, Songz, Jeffries, and her friends left the club and got back into his vehicle, according to the lawsuit, which claimed that Songz took his shirt off during the ride and that “fearing more assault, plaintiff began recording defendant Songz for her own safety”.
The suit says that Songz tried to grab the phone from Jeffries and that when she did not turn it over, he “instructed his driver to stop the vehicle in order to forcibly remove plaintiff from the vehicle”.
The driver “grabbed plaintiff and violently pulled her out of the vehicle, while defendant Songz pushed her, and threw her onto the street”, according to the lawsuit.
The suit further discloses that as Jeffries was being forced out of the vehicle, Songz “threatened and ridiculed” her and threw water in her face.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Songz denied the allegations and declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Jeffries’ suit alleges civil assault and battery, as well as negligence and emotional distress. Jeffries initially filed it last year under the name, Jane Doe. Her attorney explained that the initial lawsuit was dismissed “without prejudice because of a technical error”, so the error was fixed and the case was refiled. Jeffries is seeking more than $20 million in damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.