Rape Claims Continue to Haunt Rapper Sean Kingston
Bum rap or bad rapper? Sean Kingston and members of his posse are being accused of raping a young woman in the singer’s Seattle hotel room in 2010. The alleged victim has filed a $5 million civil lawsuit but Kingston denies any wrongdoing.
Attorneys for the 23-year Jamaican point out that authorities previously dropped criminal charges stemming from the same incident, due to lack of credible evidence.
Still, 22-year-old Carissa Capeloto insists that the rapper forced her to have sex with him, his bodyguard, and a member of his band after she smoked pot and downed as many as ten shots of vodka.
Capeloto alleges she'd been invited to Kingston's hotel room for a meet-and-greet following a concert but when she showed up Kingston was waiting naked on his bed. Capeloto then claims the bodyguard picked her up and placed her on top of Kingston, and all three of the men proceeded to gang rape her while she was "obviously intoxicated, incapable of consent."
Capeloto says her friend later entered the room, rescued her, and then her to a hospital where she says she was treated for physical injuries consistent with rape. Kingston has filed legal docs insisting the sex was consensual.