As his latest album ? continues to perform well on charts, XXXTentacion has found himself back in headlines recently after a video made its rounds on the internet of the rapper appearing to hit a woman in the head. Now, XXXTentacion is suing the woman for fraud and defamation, the rapper’s lawyer, Jaclyn Broudy, confirmed to Billboard.
TMZ first reported that the XXX (born Jahseh Onfroy) is filing a suit against the woman, who claimed the rapper hit her, for lying about the incident and allegedly extorting the rapper. Broudy tells Billboard that the alleged victim “admitted that the video was made in jest, and it was only after she told her grandparents how much money Jahseh was worth that her story changed. It’s obvious that she just wants money, and every single allegation she has made is a complete and utter lie.”
In addition, Broudy tells Billboard that the alleged victim threatened her client “to either pay her $300,000, or she would hold a press conference for the sole purpose of tarnishing his reputation.”
Shortly after the video surfaced online in March, the woman addressed the incident on her Instagram and said that she was “terrified for my life.”
“For those questioning why I didn’t come forth earlier was because I was terrified for my life,” she wrote. “Imagine someone doing that to u unprovoked.? At 16? Let alone the people he associates himself w/? truth of the matter is I would still be holding on to this secret if it wasn’t leaked.”