DJ Akademiks to face rape and defamation lawsuit
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DJ Akademiks to face rape and defamation lawsuit

Cultural commentator and podcaster DJ Akademiks (real name Livingston Allen) is set to face a court case following a lawsuit filed in New Jersey. He has been accused of assaulting and raping a woman after an alleged drugging. Allen denies the allegation.

The lawsuit was filed by Fauziya’ Ziya’ Abashe, a female Allen began dating in 2021. According to the lawsuit, the pair met online and had a relationship. Abashe claims that she was lured to Allen’s residence, where she was unexpectedly introduced to two other males (John Doe 1 and John Doe 2).

However, the plaintiff alleges that after a few drinks, she felt drowsy, and claimed she had been drugged and was then assaulted and raped on the DJ’s pool deck. 

The lawsuit filed by Abashe insists the drugs “impacted her memory and caused her to lose consciousness.” The document then proceeds to allege that when she came back to full consciousness, she found herself in a bedroom with Allen, who was allegedly “pulling her hair, prying open her legs, and brutally raping her.” 

On May 14th, DJ Akademiks, who denies the allegation, addressed the allegations on a Rumble livestream, saying, “This is a money tree situation.”

He continued, “I’m not even hiding and ducking from a situation or ducking from the narrative that happened. I pretty much told everything. And also I told the truth. The police came, they looked, we gave them everything. Pretty much everything is documented, caught on videotape. They got to see it with their own two eyes.”

Last year, prior to the lawsuit being officially filed, Allen confirmed the situation happened but allegedthat video footage proved he wasn’t involved. Allen told his fans, “She was getting trained by my two mens on my pool deck.” However, as a result of his framing of the situation, Abashe has alleged that Allen “defamed” her by “accusing her of voluntarily having an orgy with his friends at his home while maintaining that he never participated at all.” 

This is a developing story.

For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.