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American music producer The-Dream accused of rape, sexual battery by Channii Monroe

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Terius Gesteelde-Diamant, known in the music world as The-Dream, is facing serious allegations from former protégée Chanaaz Mangroe, also known as Channii Monroe.

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, Mangroe accuses The-Dream of rape, sexual battery, and sex trafficking, painting a picture of a manipulative and abusive relationship that began under the pretext of advancing her music career.

Mangroe claims that in 2015, The-Dream lured her with promises of stardom, only to subject her to repeated sexual assaults, physical abuse, and emotional manipulation. According to the lawsuit, he pressured her into unwanted sex, sometimes using threats and coercion, including recording an intimate encounter and threatening to share the footage.

Mangroe describes a pattern of control and abuse, including being locked in a dark room, being forced to have sex in public spaces, and enduring threats with a gun placed beside her during encounters​​.

The-Dream, a highly influential figure in the music industry, is known for his work with top artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey. His contributions to hits like “Umbrella,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” and “Break My Soul” have cemented his reputation as a prolific producer and songwriter. Despite his professional success, these allegations have cast a dark shadow over his career​​.

In response to the allegations, The-Dream has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, calling the claims “untrue and defamatory.” He expressed deep offence and sadness over the accusations, asserting his commitment to helping others achieve their career goals without harassment.

Mangroe’s lawsuit also accuses The-Dream of sex trafficking, a claim seen in other high-profile cases, including those against Sean Combs.

This case highlights ongoing issues within the music industry, where power dynamics can lead to exploitation and abuse. Mangroe, represented by Douglas H. Wigdor and Meredith A. Firetog, hopes that her story will help others and prevent future abuse​​.

As the case progresses, it underscores the need for greater scrutiny and accountability in the entertainment industry, particularly regarding the treatment of women and aspiring artists. The lawsuit serves as a reminder of the dark realities that can lurk behind the glitz and glamour of the music business.

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Justin Timberlake’s lawyer talks tough over his arrest for drunk driving

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The legal representative of Justin Timberlake, on Wednesday, broke his silence following the singer’s arrest in the United States.

The ace singer was arrested by the police on Monday night at Sag Harbor, on the eastern end of Long Island, for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI).

Timberlake was arraigned on Tuesday and charged with one count of driving while intoxicated along with citations for failure to keep right and failure to stop at a stop sign.

He was, however, released without bail on Tuesday after being formally charged. He is scheduled to appear virtually in court on July 26.

According to TMZ, Edward Burke Jr, Timberlake’s lawyer, vowed that he would “vigorously” defend him against the allegations.

Burke added that he wants to see what prosecutors have on his client.

“[We] look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake against these allegations. He will have a lot to say at the appropriate time,” he said.

“He is currently awaiting full discovery from the DA’s office.”

Timberlake is on a tour to promote his latest album, ‘Everything I Thought It Was’.

The ‘Forget Tomorrow World Tour’ is scheduled to play host to Chicago’s United Center on June 21 and June 22, before heading to New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 25 and June 26.

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Saida Boj finally apologizes to Nigerians for over N20 million claims from men (Video)

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Controversial social media influencer Sarah Idaji Ojone, popularly known as Saida Boj, has issued a public apology to Nigerians, addressing the controversial claims involving over getting N20 million from various men.

The influencer took to her Instagram page to express her remorse and clarify the situation, stating that she did not mean to miseducate people with her claims.

Saida Boj became viral online after revealing that she can sleep with any man who gives her N20 million weekly during Wazobia Nedu’s podcast ‘The Hunch Podcast’.

However, she acknowledged her mistakes and stated that she regretted her actions. In her words, “Good morning guys, I just came to say I’m sorry for the late podcast. Initially, I did not want to apologize because I did not do anything wrong. You guys should not get me wrong, I did not mean to say N20 million, but if you have camera all over your face, you won’t know when you will say some things”.

“It was suppose to come out from my mouth, I am here to apologize to the men, women, boys, girls. I am so sorry for the. Actually, I be wan say N19.8 million. N29 million for what, shey na me give am money to keep for me. I wanted to say N19.8 million, I am not that wicked”.

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‘I’m flyest man on earth’ — Wizkid brags

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Wizkid, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, has bragged about being the “flyest man on earth”.

Flyest refers to a person of great importance who knows how to handle money and is assertive in all aspects.

The ‘Superstar’ hitmaker boasted about his personality on Wednesday via his Instagram story.

“Flyest nigga on earth,” he wrote, without providing context to back his braggadocio.

The post was shared a few hours after the singer and Jada Pollock, his manager and baby mama, appeared at the Paris Fashion Week.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

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