-blogged by @theRealAlexisDanielle
#TalibKweli is the latest to face allegations of sexual harassment, brought up by his former protégé, Res.
The female singer posted a series of tweets claiming that Kweli would not release her music for years because she would not give in to his sexual advances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now, Kweli is publicly denying the claims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Res was dropped from my label Javotti Media in 2013 for disrespecting my employees and for failing to turn in an album I invested in. I am not holding her music because she never turned any music in, at all. In early 2014 Res started an IndieGogo campaign and sent a song featuring my vocals to fans without my permission as a reward,” Kweli said in a statement. “I asked her to stop using my verse, and she refused, so I sued her. Res then countersued saying that I sexually harassed her. I find her claim to be dubious in nature. Bogus.”
According to Kweli, three claims from Res had already been dismissed by a judge over a year ago.
“Res has not accepted this outcome, so she is using smear tactics,” he continued. “Recently, she fired her lawyer in the other case, the one where she profited off of my music without my permission. So, now she is trying to use the #metoo movement to bully me into dropping my lawsuit against her. I fully and categorically deny any allegation of sexual harassment.”