Hip-Hop Pundit DJ Akademiks Sued for Rape

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Livingston Allen.
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DJ Akademiks, a hip-hop pundit known for spreading misinformation and making sexist comments, has been sued for rape. Rolling Stone reports that Fauziya Abashe filed a suit against Akademiks (born Livingston Allen), over two 2022 incidents. Abashe dated Akademiks during 2021, but the alleged incidents occurred over nearly a year after their split. Abashe said she was invited to Akademiks’s house in New Jersey where she claims two men drugged, assaulted, and raped her on his pool deck. Early the next morning, she claims she awoke to Akademiks “brutally raping her.” Akademiks did not reply to Rolling Stone about the suit. Abashe additionally claims in the suit that Akademiks later showed her surveillance footage of the two men raping her, and she included text messages from Akademiks afterward saying that she should “get tested” and he would too. She also claims Akademiks later admitted to having sex with her during a wire call.

Abashe said she first took her claims to police but decided not to press charges. She ultimately filed the case after Akademiks mentioned the incident in a video on December 23, 2023, saying Abashe “was getting trained by my two mens on the pool deck” while he was asleep. Abashe is claiming Akademiks defamed her, both by saying she participated “voluntarily” and by “maintaining he never participated at all.” Abashe’s lawyer, Tyrone Blackburn, told Rolling Stone they only filed suit “after several unsuccessful attempts to privately resolve this case.”

The lawsuit comes as Akademiks has been a key supporter of Drake in his beef with Kendrick Lamar. Akademiks caught a stray diss on Lamar’s “6:16 in LA” and has gone on to insist Lamar is lying about Drake being a pedophile on songs like “Not Like Us.” Akademiks was previously known for supporting Tory Lanez during his trial for shooting Megan Thee Stallion and spreading misinformation. Of her lawsuit, Abashe told Rolling Stone, “I’m confident that justice will prevail, and the veil will be removed so no other woman will have to endure what I did.”

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