DJ Akademiks Accused of Rape, Sexual Assault, and Defamation in Lawsuit

The internet personality and two other men are accused of "brutally raping" another woman in 2022.

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DJ Akademiks has been sued for rape and defamation by a woman who claimed he and two other men sexually assaulted her in 2022.

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by Fauziya "Ziya" Abashe, who met the internet personality in 2021, according to the lawsuit obtained by Complex. They dated briefly sometime after that and according to the lawsuit, Abashe claims she was invited to Akademiks home in July 2022, and was welcomed by two men she didn't expect to be there.

The two men then allegedly spiked her drink and continued serving her alcohol up until they raped her on the pool deck of Akademiks' home. She then stated she was awoken at 4 a.m. by Akademiks "pulling her hair, prying open her legs, and brutally raping her" and she accused him of penetrating her anally and vaginally. Abashe claimed she begged Akademiks to stop, even to the point she was "crying for most of this assault but losing her ability to move physically."

Elsewhere in the lawsuit, Abashe stated she asked Akademiks what happened the next morning to which he showed her a garbage can that had two condom wrappers inside which hinted that the two men continued to rape her inside the home after what happened on the pool deck. Abashe also claimed Akademiks showed her surveillance footage of the alleged attack on the pool deck.

“According to Ms. Abashe, as she watched the video, she looked like she was just lying there lifeless, which did not sit right with her,” read the lawsuit.

Following the incident, Abashe claimed Akademiks texted her to "get tested" which she found "odd." She eventually contacted her lawyer before going to the police who advised she get a rape kit done. According to the results of the kit, Abashe claims traces of Akademiks sperm was found. She also spoke with authorities who took photos of various bruises on her body.

Abashe also stated she had a "recorded wire call" where Akademiks "graphically recount[ed] and admit[ed] to having sexual intercourse” and “even going so far as to describe her vagina.” Police went ahead an obtained a warrant to secure the footage and other forms of evidence of the alleged rape. However, Abashe claimed Akademiks “disposed of several items (bed sheets, etc.) at the dumpster near his office. Presumably, Mr. Allen was attempting to destroy the evidence of Ms. Abashe’s rape.”

Abashe claimed she chose to remain silent and didn't press charges but changed her mind after the allegations came up at the end of 2023. Akademiks denied he assault Abashe and released a video where he said he was sleeping while the two men allegedly raped her. He also said Abashe was getting "trained by my two mens on my pool deck.”

The lawsuit claims Akademiks defamed Abashe by “accusing her of voluntarily having an orgy with his friends at his home while maintaining that he never participated at all.”

“I’m confident that justice will prevail and the veil will be removed so no other woman will have to endure what I did," Abashe said in a statement.

Tyrone Blackburn added, “Litigation is always the last resort. After several unsuccessful attempts to privately resolve this case, Ms. Abashe was left no choice other than to file. Mr. Allen’s hubris will be his downfall.”

“Whatever this is, it’ll be handled in court. Just know, according to the law, according to the police, and according to all sanctioning, governing authorities, Akademiks is a innocent man who has not ever been charged with anything of the sort that has to do with any deviancy or anything like that. Hasn’t been charged, will never be charged. That’s a fact,” he said in a stream on Rumble.

In the midst of these shocking allegations, Akademiks Instagram page couldn't be found as of May 13. Fans were questioning whether he deactivated his page or the social platform suspended his account. Akademiks' page coming down happened after he was one of the main sources putting out information regarding the beef with Drake and Kendrick Lamar.

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