Rapper Fat Joe, real name Joseph Cartagena, was detained in Madison, WI by Madison Police over claims him and his entourage sexually abused a woman whilst in his limousine following a concert on Sunday night. Fat Joe was apparently questioned in relation to the alleged sexual assault and later released.
According to TMZ, police are still investigating the claims made by the 33-year-old local woman, who was there to attend the gig at Orpheum Theater. After the show she was invited for a ride in the rappers Cadillac limousine with his entourage on the way to their local hotel, that’s where she claims she was sexually assaulted in a manner that, according to Allhiphop.com, a police officer described as “inappropriate touching.”
Now Fat Joe has hit back at the reports, claiming they are completely false. A lawyer for the Terror Squad front man released the following statement:
“Rapper Joseph Cartagena, known as Fat Joe, members of his entourage and security staff were briefly questioned by members of the Madison, Wisconsin, Police Department who were investigating false allegations made by a woman who initially posed as a fan and later claimed to be the victim of an assault after demanding money,” Joe’s lawyer, Dawn Florio, wrote in a statement, which was called, “Groupie Pretender Targets Rapper for Shakedown.”
The statement continues, “At no point did Mr. Cartagena or any member of his entourage assault or have any improper contact with the woman. It is truly unfortunate that false allegations such as these cause the public to doubt the claims of actual victims of sexual assaults.”