Disputably Charlamagne Tha God, the media personality has recently taken over headlines due to his profound sexual assault case. Ever since the dawn of the case, details about his past is considered to be the prey of many. Yesterday (July 23), a recording surfaced where the Breakfast Club host reportedly admitted that his first sexual encounter with his wife was rape. This morning, his wife Jessica Gadsden took to the Power 105.1 airwaves to debunk and deny her rumored sexual assault experience with her current husband.
Charlamagne did not start off with a dragged out explanation, he managed to keep it simple and seemed to have the proof ready to be exposed. DJ Envy appointed the phone call and Gadsden did not hesitate to get straight to the point.
According to Charlamagne, the recording is from an episode of his podcast from last year where the topic was rape culture during a time when the Me Too movement was at large. Influenced by a Teen Vogue headline, “Is Drunk Sex Considered Rape?” he went on and discussed the thesis with his wife due to the reality they were both under the influence during their first intimate encounter. He asked her if she would consider their prime encounter as being consensual based on the “conversation they were having online,” in which she answered yes but also clarified that rape was not their own situation.
“You shouldn’t have used the word rape first of all, ’cause the conversation that we were having was about rape culture,” Gadsden tells Charlamagne on air. “The conversation that we were having was that you felt like it was okay for you to have sex with me while I was intoxicated that’s a rape culture thing that’s not rape. So when you asked me that question, I was hesitant to answer you because you used the word rape…” She continued, “That’s not what went down. Like we both know what happened and I was not passed out. I was very coherent. Like enough for me to lift up my hips and let you take my panties off.”
A woman by the name of Jessica Reid has recently made a failed attempt to re-open her 2001 sexual assault case against Charlamagne. The District Attorney states they must stand by the plea but Reid insists the investigation was not handled properly by the prosecution. She was also not cooperative during the investigation due to feeling “traumatized” by the incident. Now the accuser is on the verge of bringing the case in the hands of the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Watch Charlamagne and his wife’s phone call on The Breakfast Club, below.