Trey Songz's $20 Million Sexual Assault Civil Suit Dismissed After Statute Of Limitations Expired
The plaintiff failed to report the alleged incident in time.
November 02, 2022 at 4:09 pm
The sexual assault civil suit brought against Trey Songz has been dismissed. The $20 million sexual assault lawsuit had been filed, dismissed and refiled. Now, because the plaintiff failed to file a timely rebuttal, the case was dismissed due to the statute of limitations.
As Blavity previously reported, the suit against Songz, whose legal name is Tremaine Neverson, was filed in February. In court documents obtained by TMZ, a woman identified as “Jane Doe” accused Songz of anally raping her. The alleged incident happened at a house party in West Hills, California, on March 24, 2016.
In the documents, Doe claimed she “had a consensual sexual relationship” with Songz before the alleged incident. She then stated that after her refusal on the night of March 24, he turned into a “savage rapist.”
The plaintiff said that Songz removed her pants when they got to the room, held her down and forcibly inserted his penis into her anus while she screamed and begged him to stop.
Songz adamantly denied the allegations from the beginning. He maintained his innocence plea during the duration of court proceedings.
Rolling Stone reports that in August, the 38-year-old singer’s legal team entered a claim that the statute of limitations on Doe’s allegations had expired.
The singer’s claim filed by his lawyer, Randall M. Awad, stated, “Even if plaintiff’s allegations are true — and defendant vehemently maintains they are not — plaintiff’s claims are facially time-barred under the applicable two-year statute of limitations.”