An allegation has been made against the Migos’ member “Takeoff” by a woman who claimed the artist rapped her at an LA party in June.
She says she was invited there by DJ Daryl “Durel” McPherson, who occasionally spins for Migos. According to the suit, when she arrived, loud music was playing and Takeoff (real name Kirshnik Khari Ball) arrived sometime later.
She said she observed a hand gun on the table inside the apartment and Takeoff had his eyes on her which made her uncomfortable.
According to her Takeoff approached her offering her marijuana and the encounter left her feeling uneasy, so she left the conversation. She said she later went upstairs with McPerson whom she came to the party with, during which they came across Takeoff on the stair and an argument ensued between Takeoff and McPerson.
She went ahead to McPerson’s room to wait for him but to her surprise, Takeoff came in instead and started to touch her, which she refused and did not grant consent, but Takeoff would not have it.
She claimed Takeoff went ahead to forcefully rape her, after which she immediately left the party and check herself into a nearby hospital for medical care.
The filings state hospital staff “observed physical evidence of forceful rape and notified the Los Angeles Police Department.”
The woman’s lawyer, Neama Rahmani, president of West Coast Lawyers, tells Billboard he has been in contact with the LAPD who he says are investigating his client’s allegations. (LAPD confirmed there was an active investigation.) Rahmani says while his client wants criminal justice, they filed the lawsuit after being dismayed by the slow pace of the criminal investigation.
“We want Takeoff to be arrested, charged with felony rape, be convicted, to serve time in state prison,” he says. “Unfortunately justice has been slow in this particular case. It is a month and a half since the rape and no arrests have been made. I hope law enforcement continues to push their investigation forward and does so aggressively and in a more timely manner, but we don’t have control over that case.”
Rahmani says the civil case allows his client to more aggressively push this case forward. He adds that after what transpired that she is “distraught.”
“She is terrified and she’s scared and that is why we filed as a Jane Doe to maintain her anonymity,” he says.
The woman is suing Takeoff for sexual battery, battery, assault, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress, among other causes of action. She is seeking damages to be determined at trial.
Takeoff’s rep could not be reached for comment.