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Trey Songz Reaches Settlement in $25M Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Singer Trey Songz performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the Las Vegas Village on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. DepositPhotos

*Trey Songz has settled with a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her at a Los Angeles party in 2016.

We reported earlier that the woman (identified as Jane Doe) initially filed a $20 million lawsuit in 2022, but it was dismissed after Songz’s team successfully argued that her claim was past the statute of limitations. According to Rolling Stone, she refiled the case a year later and recently settled with the singer. 

Jane Doe claims Trey sodomized her inside his home in 2016. She claims they initially had a consensual sexual relationship, but Songz became a “savage rapist” on the day of the alleged attack, the lawsuit states, Complex reports. At the time, a representative for the R&B artist denied the allegations in a statement to TMZ.

“Earlier today, the attorney who drafted this suit was credibly accused of trying to pay a woman to falsely accuse Trey,” the rep said. “Hours later, that same attorney has filed this suit on behalf of an anonymous client. It isn’t hard to see what’s happening here, and it is a shame for genuine victims of sexual assault.

The lawsuit leveled accusations of sexual assault, gender violence, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment against Songz. RadarOnline reports that Trey has settled the suit for an undisclosed amount. The court date that was scheduled for September 16 will be vacated.

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Trey Songz at the GQ Men of the Year Party, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA. 11-18-09 / DepositPhotos

“The settlement agreement conditions dismissal of this matter on the satisfactory completion of specified terms that are not to be performed within 45 days of the date of the settlement,” reads the terms of the settlement, per Radar. “A request for dismissal will be filed no later than June 10, 2024.”

The woman also sued members of Trey’s team, including his manager, Kevin Liles, 300 Entertainment, and Atlantic Records.

Jane Doe released a statement last year to Rolling Stone via attorney George Vrabeck: “This case is much more than about one singer and one viciously abused sexual assault survivor who has the courage to take action,” Vrabeck said.

“It’s also very much about the systematic sexual abuse in the music industry and the music industry’s complicity in silencing sexual abuse survivors. It’s virtually impossible to believe that those executives are not and were not aware of the institutionalized sexual abuse,” the attorney added.

Jane Doe reportedly mentioned in the legal documents that Songz faced at least ten other sexual assault allegations in the past.

READ MORE: Trey Songz Sued (Again) for $25M Over 2016 Sexual Assault

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