Sean Kingston Facing Lawsuit Over Alleged Gang Rape
A trial is set for November over an alleged 2010 incident which the singer reportedly claims was consensual.
Sean Kingston is facing a $5 million lawsuit over allegations of rape, according to TMZ.
Carissa Capeloto reportedly claims she was forced into sex with Kingston, his bodyguard and a band member in 2010 in Kingston's hotel room, following the musician's appearance at a Justin Bieber concert. She claims to have drank and smoked marijuana before the incident, becoming "obviously intoxicated, incapable of consent."
Criminal charges against Kingston in the matter were dropped in 2010, and he has reportedly filed documents claiming the sex was consensual. The trial is currently set for November.
Kingston didn't address news of the lawsuit directly on Friday, but he posted several tweets asking followers not to "believe the hype."
In this world no matter who you are what u do... they are people trying to bring u down constantly. .praying on ya downfall gotta be strong!— SEAN KINGSTON © (@SeanKingston) August 30, 2013
The devil is working… 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— SEAN KINGSTON © (@SeanKingston) August 30, 2013
Changing the subject, the singer then retweeted a photo of himself with his car collection.