Rape lawsuit against Trey Songz dismissed over statute of limitations
A judge in Pennsylvania’s state supreme court ruled on Friday that a lawsuit charging that the rapper Songz, who’s also the founder of the hip-hop group The Social Experiment, raped a woman who was performing at a nightclub in 2010 is time-barred. The high court decision, which was issued without comment, came more than a year after the suit was filed. Songz’s lawyers had alleged that the woman was drugged and raped at a private fundraiser two months before she says she went on to meet up with him for a date at a bar nearby. The case is still pending.
The lawsuit claims that Songz raped her by digitally penetrating her with his fingers, and that she was too drunk to fight him off, according to the suit. It claims Songz also forced himself on her, saying, “You know I’m a G,” and later “I love your body.” The lawsuit said the woman’s injuries included vaginal tears, an infection and bruising, and that she was still seeking treatment from doctors.
The woman, now 34, says she first met Songz at the charity event in December 2009. She says he was waiting for her at the bar, and invited her to his apartment, where he began kissing her. He later told her he wanted to have sex. She said no, and left.
Two months later, while she was performing at the club, she says Songz asked her to accompany him to a hotel room, which she refused, and they argued in a parking lot nearby. After she pulled away, he allegedly shoved her. She says she tried to get away, but he pushed her again, forcing her into the driver’s seat of his car. She managed to grab the steering wheel, and drive for about two-and-a-half blocks. Songz then stopped the car and raped her, the lawsuit claims.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was so severely intoxicated the next morning that she was unable to walk or stand, then she vomited and was driven to a hospital