A Care2 petition is calling for the firing of Breakfast Club radio host, Charlamagne Tha God (born Lenard Larry McKelvey), in support of Jessica Reid.
Reid,15-years-old at the time, accused McKelvey of rape back in 2001. A month later, he pled guilty to a much lesser charge. According to TheBlast.com, Reid, now 32-years-old, would like to reopen the case, stating she's never received closure on the incident and has not “been able to get over it.”
According to Billboard.com, a 2001 police report from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office states that Reid and a friend claimed to have been picked up and brought to a short-stay Naval housing facility and given a liquid to drink that tasted like soda.
That was the last thing Reid's friend said she remembered before waking up with a man trying to kiss her. She claimed to have forced the man away and went to find Reid, who was in the room across from where she was, naked and crying, stating she had been raped. The girls were brought to a local hospital, where staff corroborated that a sexual assault had occurred and took a statement implicating McKelvey as the assailant.
Nearly a month later, McKelvey, who was 22 at the time, was arrested for criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree, specifically, "willfully, unlawfully and feloniously engage in penile/vaginal intercourse with a fifteen year old female child."
Charlamagne Tha God's spoken out before on this particular incident, but his recollection is far different from reports. Check out his account below in an interview with DJ Akademiks:
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