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DJ Akademiks Accused of Rape, Sexual Assault, and Defamation in Lawsuit

In 2022, an internet personality and two other individuals are facing accusations of "brutally raping" a woman.

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In 2022 a woman named Fauziya “Ziya” Abashe filed a lawsuit, against DJ Akademiks claiming that he and two other men sexually assaulted her and harmed her reputation.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday details how Abashe met the internet personality in 2021 and briefly dated him. According to the documents Abashe alleges that she was asked to visit Akademiks residence in July 2022 where she was surprised to find two unfamiliar men present.

These men are being accused of drugging her drink and giving her alcohol before assaulting her on the pool deck at Akademiks home. Abashe stated that she regained consciousness at 4 a.m. To find Akademiks forcibly engaging in acts with her. She claimed that he raped her both anally and vaginally while she pleaded for him to stop feeling helpless during the assault.

In another part of the lawsuit Abashe mentioned confronting Akademiks about the events on the day. He reportedly showed her two condom wrappers found in a garbage can as evidence of assaults by the two men inside his house after the incident at the pool deck. Additionally Abashe alleged that Akademiks displayed surveillance footage of the alleged attack, on the pool deck.

“According to Ms. Abashe, as she watched the video, she looked like she was just lying there lifeless, which did not sit right with her,” read the lawsuit.

Following the incident Abashe shared that Akademiks sent her a message advising her to “get tested ” which she found odd. She later consulted with her attorney. Then informed the authorities about what happened leading them to suggest she undergo a rape kit examination. The results of the examination supposedly revealed traces of Akademiks sperm. Additionally Abashe met with law enforcement officers who documented the bruises on her body.

Abashe stated that she had a recorded phone conversation where Akademiks confessed to having relations and described details about her genitalia. The police secured a warrant to access the recording and other potential evidence related to the alleged assault. Furthermore Abashe alleged that Akademiks “disposed of several items (bed sheets, etc.) near his workplace in an attempt to erase any proof of wrongdoing.

Initially choosing not to take action and remaining silent Abashe later changed her mind when the accusations resurfaced towards 2023. In response Akademiks denied the assault allegations by claiming he was asleep, while the two men allegedly raped her. He also said Abashe was getting “trained by my two mens on my pool deck.”

The legal case claims that Akademiks defamed Abashe by “accusing her of voluntarily having an orgy with his friends at his home while maintaining that he never participated at all.”

“I’m confident that justice will prevail and the veil will be removed so no other woman will have to endure what I did,” Abashe said in a statement.

Tyrone Blackburn stated “Litigation is always the last resort. After several unsuccessful attempts to privately resolve this case, Ms. Abashe was left no choice other than to file. Mr. Allen’s hubris will be his downfall.”

“Whatever this is, it’ll be handled in court. Just know, according to the law, according to the police, and according to all sanctioning, governing authorities, Akademiks is a innocent man who has not ever been charged with anything of the sort that has to do with any deviancy or anything like that. Hasn’t been charged, will never be charged. That’s a fact,” he said in a stream on Rumble.

Following allegations Akademiks Instagram account became inaccessible as of May 13th prompting speculation among fans about whether he deactivated it or if it was suspended by the platform. The disappearance of Akademiks profile came after his involvement as an information source, in the Drake and Kendrick Lamar feud.

During a recent episode of Off The Record Podcast, Akademiks shared his version of the incident saying that Abashe cheated on him with the two individuals at the pool and tried to change the story when he confronted her about it.