in a recent interview with Sister 2 Sister Magazine may come back to bite
Yonkers, N.Y., rapper has been named in $2 million defamation lawsuit filed Thursday
(Oct.12) by Monique Wayne of Prince George's County, Md. The
woman is claiming to be the mother of DMX's two-year-old son Javon Micai Wayne.
In an interview
featured in the October issue of Sister 2 Sister, the rapper accused Wayne
of raping him and stalking him. The interview was conducted around late summer.
me," DMX claimed in the magazine. "I mean, you know, that might sound
like some bulls**t. No man has ever been. You know what I mean, like never? Is
that the only thing in the world that's not possible?" According
to the suit, DMX (born Earl Simmons) and Wayne met Aug. 2, 2003, at a nightclub
in Washington, D.C. The pair allegedly left the club later that night to spend
the night at the Helix Hotel. Attorneys
for Wayne said the two had consensual sex. Soon after the incident, Wayne said
she announced her pregnancy to DMX, who allegedly invited her to travel with him
to shows at various locations. Wayne
claims that she and DMX often spoke about parent issues and child rearing techniques
on the telephone. Wayne
later filed a successful lawsuit after Javon was born, to establish paternity
and obtain child support. Wayne's
attorneys charge that DMX made "mischaracterizations" about his interactions
with Wayne, who also alleges that false and defamatory statements were knowingly
made by DMX during the interview, with the intent to harm. As
a result of the comments, lawyers say Wayne was painted in a false light and she
suffered "severe emotional distress, anxiety, humiliation, damage to her
character, distress, mental shock, mental anguish, and psychological trauma, and
was otherwise injured and will remain injured for a considerable length of time,"
the suit stated, adding that the remarks affected Wayne's character, reputation,
and standing in the community. Wayne
is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages,
plus attorney's fees, interest, and costs.