Soulja Boy’s Former Assistant Accuses Him Of Sexual Assault & Holding Her Hostage
Soulja Boy‘s former personal assistant filed a lawsuit against the rapper, accusing him of multiple instances of sexual assault.
The woman filed under the name “Jane Doe” and also accused him of holding her hostage, subjecting her to a hostile work environment and failing to pay her earned wages.
Neama Rahmani, Jane Doe’s lawyer, told People that the abuse traumatized the woman.
“His abuse imprisoned her physically, mentally and emotionally,” Rahmani said. “When she mustered the courage to flee, he impoverished her. His exploitation severely hampered our client’s ability to re-establish herself in the workplace and in society. We believe he should be held accountable.”
The rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, hired Jane Doe in December 2018. The woman said she was expected to cook, clean, drive and style Way as well as completing various other tasks. She said Way was supposed to pay her $500 per week.
In the lawsuit, Jane Doe claimed that Way began sending her “unsolicited pictures of his penis” after less than a month of employment. The lawsuit said the two had a brief consensual relationship that quickly turned violent.
The woman claims bouts of jealous rage began in January 2019. She said he kicked, body-slammed and punched her. On one occasion, the woman says he punched her so hard in the head that she “lost consciousness.”
According to the lawsuit, Way became enraged if her phone rang or she received attention on social media. The woman claimed he said “I should have killed you” on one occasion. She alleged that Way sexually assaulted her first for the first time that February. He apologized and offered her $1,000 afterward.
She said the abuse continued “on numerous occasions, and sometimes twice in the same day, [he] would inappropriately touch [her] body, forcefully pull her pants off, and rape her.”
The woman said she attempted to leave, but he locked her in a room for three days without hot water until she agreed to stay. She alleged that in August 2020, Way attacked her, causing her to lose consciousness. She said she woke up on the front lawn and fled the house. When she returned for her belongings that fall, she alleged that Way raped her. She returned again with police and Way refused to let them inside the house.
In the past, Way has been arrested for possession of a loaded firearm in public and for assaulting an ex-girlfriend. He was found to be in violation of his probation after his house was raided, and he was taken into custody again. A judge also ruled he violated his probation by falsifying records claiming he completed community service.