Trey Songz has spoken out in the wake of a new $25 million rape lawsuit accusing the R&B singer of sodomizing her during a party in 2016.
The suit — filed by a woman identified only as Jane Doe — also names Atlantic Records, as well as 300 Entertainment boss and Trey’s manager Kevin Liles as defendants. She claims the parties should also be held responsible for the singer’s behavior.
George Vrabeck, Jane Doe’s attorney, told Rolling Stone that the aforementioned defendants ignored multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against Trey Songz (real name Tremaine Aldon Neverson) over the years.
“This case is much more than about one singer and one viciously abused sexual assault survivor who has the courage to take action,” Vrabeck said. “It’s also very much about the systematic sexual abuse in the music industry and the music industry’s complicity in silencing sexual abuse survivors.”
He added: “It’s virtually impossible to believe that those executives are not and were not aware of the institutionalized sexual abuse.”
Following news of the suit’s filing, Trey appeared to cryptically respond to the accusations on his Instagram Story on Thursday (February 9), writing: “Lies will never be the truth. No matter who chooses to believe such. Alhamdulillah.”
The suit is similar to Jane Doe’s previous suit, which was dismissed in 2022 because the statute of limitations on the allegations had expired. In the original suit, Doe claimed she had a “consensual” relationship with the Trey Songz but that he became a “savage rapist” in March 2016 and anally raped her while she screamed in pain and repeatedly told him to stop.
The new suit adds that Doe suffered harassment at the hands of Trey and his peers in the months after the assault. She claims the singer harassed her during a New Year’s Eve Party, calling her a “slut” and a “liar” before having security throw her out of the event.
Doe said the harassment became so intense she moved to another state, where she continued to be threatened by another unnamed musician who threatened to kill her if she didn’t “keep [Trey’s] name out her fucking mouth.” She said she’s dyed her hair and plans to move again this year.
Jane Doe added she’s not the first to accuse the “I Invented Sex” crooner of seuxal abuse, and mentioned 10 other incidents in which he was accused of sexual assault, sexual intimidation or physical violence against men and women — including three times before her alleged assault.
The latest suit comes after Trey turned surrendered to New York Police last December after allegedly assaulting two people — including a woman — at a bowling alley earlier in 2022.
The singer stands accused of punching two people in the face at a New York bowling alley in October. One of the victims was hospitalized as a result of the attack.