Charlamagne Tha God has allegedly issued a cease-and-desist letter to STAR, claiming the former host of The Star & Buc Wild Show wasn’t being honest about The Breakfast Club host’s role in the alleged rape of Jessica Reid.
In a live stream broadcast of The Star Report, STAR (real name Troi Torain) addressed the alleged letter and the claims made against him.
“Folks, you see the title, and it says, ‘Charlamagne Tha God issues a cease-and-desist letter to STAR,” he began. “That came in yesterday afternoon, and I didn’t post that one yet because there’s some allegations directed at me and another blogger that are not true, and they put that other blogger’s address. However, in my community letters is the first cease and desist from Charlamagne from 2018.
“If you don’t know, I’m the guy who broke the Jessica Reid story. [She] claims that Charlamagne did, indeed, rape her, according to her. Charlamagne has tried to present legal documents that say he was exonerated. However, for those that don’t know, let me remind you — or let me tell you — the DNA test results were inconclusive.”
He continued: “Jessica Reid was not tested for DNA. And I want to talk about this, reluctantly, because I want to move away from The Breakfast Club and, you know, maybe this has to do with Shawn Casey, and DJ Envy, and that little fat fucker Cesar Pena.”
STAR continued his claims against the radio hall of famer in the video’s caption, writing that “court documents accused a then 22-year-old Charlamagne of ‘willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously engage in penile/vaginal intercourse with Jessica when she was fifteen-years old.’ Although Jessica wanted to testify against Charlamagne in court her mother did not let her. For the record, Charlamagne was NOT cleared by way of DNA because Jessica never submitted a sample — making the test inconclusive. Jessica is now suing Charlamagne in Federal court.”
In 2022, Reid filed a federal lawsuit against Charlamagne, accusing him of “willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously engage in penile/vaginal intercourse with a fifteen-year-old female child” while he was 22 years old at the time.
Reid didn’t cooperate with the police’s investigation after they found her allegedly “crying uncontrollably” after she attended Charlamagne’s birthday party at Short Stay Naval Recreational Center in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2001.
In addition to his DNA not being found after a rape kit was conducted, materials tested from underneath Reid’s fingernails were also analyzed and determined to contain “nothing of apparent serological evidentiary value.”
At the time of the initial investigation, Charlamagne Tha God pleaded guilty to a lower charge of “contributing to the delinquency of a minor” after providing her with alcohol. The shock jock served three years of probation but the sexual assault charge was dismissed.
“[Alleged victim Jessica Reid] has persisted in broadly disseminating her unsubstantiated claims, ignoring that the South Carolina Solicitor in 2018 declined her request to re-open the case due to a lack of evidence while confirming that no basis existed to bring sexual assault charges against Charlamagne,” the filing reads. “Witnesses had attested to the fact that Charlamagne had already left the party when the alleged assault occurred.”
His attorney Michael Weinsten also released a statement. “We are confident that Ms. Reid’s meritless civil lawsuit in which she represents herself will be promptly dismissed,” he said. “This is the same sexual assault claim that was fully investigated and dismissed by authorities in South Carolina more than 21 years ago.”
He continued: “At that time, my client voluntarily submitted his DNA, and it was confirmed his DNA was not found in her rape kit. It is also the same matter that Ms. Reid tried to re-open in 2018 that the South Carolina Solicitor General declined to re-open, suggesting among other things it was ‘not ethical’ to do so.”