Fat Joe Accused Of Sexual Assault, Denies Claims
Posted on Wed, June. 23, 2010
By Rhindi White
STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
After having signed a new record deal with E1 Music this past March as well as gearing up for the summer release of his forthcoming album The Darkside Vol. 1, Fat Joe seems to be experiencing quite a good streak. However, on Monday, the rapper was questioned by Wisconsin police after a woman accused the rapper and his entourage of physically “groping” her.
Police are still investigating the claims made by an unnamed local 33-year-old woman who called police around 12:46 a.m. Monday to report the alleged incident. Joe was in town on Sunday night to perform a gig at the Orpheum Theater. The woman claimed that after the concert, she was invited to ride in the rapper’s Cadillac limousine with his entourage on the way to their hotel, according to an incident report from the Madison PD.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Fat Joe’s attorney, Dawn Florio, called the allegations “false,” and suggested that the alleged victim was merely a “groupie pretender.”
“Rapper Joseph Cartagena, known as Fat Joe, members of his entourage and security staff were briefly questioned by members of the Madison, Wisconsin Police Department who were investigating false allegations made by a woman who initially posed as a fan and later claimed to be the victim of an assault after demanding money.”
A statement issued by Dawn Florio Esq. on behalf of the Bronx rapper. “At no point did Mr. Cartagena or any member of his entourage assault or have any improper contact with the woman. It is truly unfortunate that false allegations such as these cause the public to doubt the claims of actual victims of sexual assaults.”
Fat Joe has not yet spoken pubicly about the matter.