Sean Kingston Settles with Victim in Gang Rape Lawsuit
As we previously reported, Kingston and his bodyguard was hit with a $5 million lawsuit from a woman who alleges the singer and the bodyguard gang-raped her back in 2010.
The victim, 22-year-old Carissa Capeloto, claims that she was forced to have sex with the two men and a member of Kingston’s band at a Seattle hotel in July 2010.
According to the police report, Capeloto was “intoxicated and incapable of giving consent” when she showed up to Kingston’s hotel room. She claims the singer’s bodyguard picked her up and placed her on top of an already-naked Kingston and all three men continued to rape her.
Capeloto later called the authorities and she was rush to a local hospital and treated for physical injuries consistent with rape. However, police later dropped the case.
Kingston admitted to having sex with the woman, who, at the time was 19 years old, but claims the sex was consensual.
Sources tell TMZ that Kingston settled with the victim not because he was guilty, but to avoid a messy civil trial. The source adds that the ‘Shotta Luv’ crooner paid the alleged victim “only a fraction” of the $5 million in damages she was asking for.
The case is expected to be dismissed shortly.
Sean Kingston may have responded indirectly to the gang rap allegations via his Twitter page with this tweet:
The devil is working… But I’ve been through the fire before and it’s nothing him and his friends can do to stop me! I believe in GOD.. Done
— SEAN KINGSTON © (@SeanKingston) August 30, 2013