[Editorial Note: This article has been updated to reflect certain truths about this case. The writer editorialized in the original article two things: a suggestion that the artist might have faced jail time and a suggestion that the settlement was compensatory. The writer used a Miami sentencing gauge in her copy, to estimate a penalty for a rape conviction in the state of Florida. The writer also, erroneously assumed, that a settlement equated to a financial agreement between parties. The writer was wrong to do so. AllHipHop.com offers our apologies to French Montana for the confusion.]
French Montana has settled a sexual assault lawsuit with a woman who claimed he attacked her in his home during COVID.
According to Radar Online, the celebrity rapper will not have to go to trial to face sexual assault charges after his accuser settled with his team for her emotional duress.
The anonymous accuser sued the “Famous” chart-topper over claims he drugged and then raped her in his domicile after making music during a recording session.
Jane Doe sued the artist, Mansour Bennouna (his partner), and his label, Coke Boy Records.
Additional accusations against the three parties were filed on March 28th, 2018, for assault and battery, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence for the alleged incident.
Jane Doe alleged that French invited her to his home in Hidden Hills, California. While there, the young lady, at the urging of his entourage, started drinking alcohol before blacking out.
She said afterward, she remembered, “several men coming in and out of the bedroom” and that she knew who raped her. The Jane Doe accuser identified French Montana as “was one of the men who entered the room and sexually assaulted her.”
The outlet reported that the court documents have been filed revealing that the rapper settled the lawsuit with the woman after two years of the incident being in question, a week before they were set for trial on March 14th.
The documents suggest that the charges will be officially dismissed within the next week. The documents did not give any details about the settlement.