Filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, the lawsuit, a copy of which BuzzFeed News has obtained, alleges that Takeoff – whose first name is Kirshnik Khari Ball – entered the room the woman was in, touched her without consent, then turned around. she took off her clothes and raped her.
The Takeoff publicist and director did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ multiple requests with questions about the lawsuit.
The woman is identified in the civil lawsuit as Jane Doe for fear of reprisal for speaking out, Neama Rahmani, the senior lawyer representing her in the case, told BuzzFeed News. Rahmani said her client was “terrified” that her identity would be revealed.
Norma Eisenman, an LAPD officer, told BuzzFeed News that an investigation is underway into the matter.
According to the lawsuit, on the evening of June 22, Doe arrived at a home in Encino, Los Angeles, at an invitation from Daryl McPherson, who performs as a DJ for Migos under the name DJ Durel.
McPherson, who is not a defendant in the lawsuit, did not immediately answer questions about the allegations.
Rahmani said Doe didn’t know it would be a party and that she accepted McPherson’s invitation to come home to watch a movie assuming it was a date.
But there were others at the house when she arrived and the music was loud, according to the lawsuit.
McPherson then offered to take Doe to his upstairs bedroom; as the two walked up to the room, they encountered Takeoff coming down the stairs. McPherson and Takeoff got into an argument, and Doe, who was “fearful and uncomfortable with the situation,” according to the lawsuit, continued to go up to the bedroom on his own.
Doe alleges that shortly after, Takeoff entered the bedroom and began to touch his butt. She “clearly and unequivocally” refused Takeoff’s advances, the lawsuit says, and told him she did not want to have sex with him.
Despite her refusal, Doe claims that Takeoff grabbed her, turned her face down on the bed, stripped her clothes off, and performed “forced sex” with her from behind without her consent. Rahmani said the alleged rape took place around 2 a.m.
“After [Takeoff] no more raping [Doe], he immediately left the room, ”says the trial.
Doe texted McPherson after the alleged rape, Rahmani said, “and he’s basically saying ‘get in the shower.
The alleged encounter that night was “the first and only interaction” his client had had with Takeoff.
After recovering from the initial shock, Doe left home and then sought medical attention at the Northridge Hospital Medical Center, according to Rahmani.
At the hospital, “staff observed physical evidence of forced rape and reported it to the Los Angeles Police Department,” the lawsuit says.
Doe is suing Takeoff for damages for sexual violence, assault, false imprisonment, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and gender-based violence, among others.