Charlamagne continues to clear the air on a number of residual controversies that popped up in the wake of his resurfaced rape accusation from 2001. On Monday, he used his podcast The Brilliant Idiots to address two clips about an alleged assault and abuse, and on Tuesday morning The Breakfast Club crew took time out of their show to discuss another troubling claim.
A story published on Monday by Madame Noire uses an old clip from Charlamagne’s podcast to accuse the host of raping his wife during their first sexual encounter.
“Me and my wife hung out one Saturday night and she got sloppy drunk and passed out in my momma’s house and I got that pussy,” Charlamagne says in the cut that was pulled. “She was fucking me back and all that but she was really drunk. I asked her yesterday, ‘Yo, did I rape you the first time we ever had sex?’ And she goes, ‘I mean in hindsight, yeah…’”
On air this morning, Charlamagne said the excerpt taken from Madame Noire was incomplete. According to him, the rest of the quote goes something like this: “She told me ‘yeah I can see how people say that, but that’s not what happened with us.’”
In case we didn’t believe him, Charlamagne called his wife Jessica to get her perspective on the situation. She confirmed on-air that the encounter was not only consensual, but that she was completely coherent during their first time, and also mentions that she consented to sex the next morning.
“Did I rape you the first time we had sex with each other?” he asked.
“That’s not what happened, we both know what happened and I was not passed out. I was very coherent, like enough for me to lift off my hips so you could take my panties off,” she replied.
She did school Charlamagne on the way he addressed the incident in the first place, because she says the situation was reflective of “rape culture,” or a culture that allows men to take advantage of intoxicated women, but not of rape itself.
Listen to the full clip in the video above.