Amid an ongoing sexual harassment trial against The Source, the magazine’s ousted co-founders Dave Mays and Raymond “Benzino” Scott have officially resurfaced with their new magazine, Hip-Hop Weekly.
The publication, which launched today (Oct. 16), is designed to provide readers with “an informative and entertaining treat on every page, giving you the hottest pictures and ‘up-to-the-minute’ news from the entire hip hop culture,” Mays said in the inaugural editorial.
The premiere issue features articles on Sean “Diddy” Combs, Rick Ross, and Jay-Z and Beyonce in addition to reviews and columns from radio personalities Star and Bucwild and Wendy Williams.
After the release of its second issue, the magazine will be out every two weeks beginning in December.
As readers get reacquainted with Mays and Scott, the pair’s sexual harassment trial continued Friday (Oct. 13).
Jurors got an inside look at the day-to-day interaction between Scott and former Source editor Kimberly Osorio.
Osorio, who is suing the Scott, Mays, and The Source for sexual discrimination, described her old workplace as one in which lewd pictures of women in thongs or less were hanging from the walls.
According to Osorio, marijuana smoke permeated from executive offices, along with obscene language.
She added that her and other female co-workers were frequently degraded as b***hes and s**ts.
According to the New York Post, Osorio further testified that Scott’s conduct was anything but professional as he bragged about sleeping with rappers Foxy Brown, Lil’ Kim, and Trina.
By the end of her day-long stint on the witness stand, Osorio exposed Scott’s alleged vengeful side, which she said emerge whenever she suggested putting a male artist on The Source cover.
“You only want to do this because you’re f**king them,” Scott said, according to Osorio, who revealed that she was on the receiving end of most of Scott’s negativity.
Once Osorio finished her testimony, Scott defended himself against accusations by Osorio’s lawyers that he raised his middle finger and “grimaced” at her when she took the stand on Thursday (Oct. 12).