A$AP Bari, co-founder of the A$AP Mob and streetwear brand VLONE, is being sued for $1 million for sexual assault, according to a new report in TMZ. The woman behind the lawsuit filed anonymously as “Jane Doe” and claims she appeared in the Instagram video posted in July. The video allegedly depicts Bari committing sexual assault. Following the video’s release, Nike cut ties with Bari and VLONE.
Within the woman’s complaint, he claims that Bari burst into the room where she was sleeping and yelled: “You fucked my assistant, now you are going to fuck me.” When she refused, Bari allegedly pulled off her bedsheets, exposing her, and she ran naked to the bathroom in fright as he said: “I’m going to fuck you, you are going to suck my dick.” She alleges that after Bari threw her naked into the hotel hallway, she asked the hotel management to call the police.
Bari’s team “pressured” her into signing a joint statement saying there was no sexual abuse, the woman claims, but she refused. A solo statement from Bari’s representative was shared in July called the video of the incident “misleading,” and that there was no ill will between Bari and the woman in question.
“A misleading video clip featuring adult content and activity has been released to the public without my knowledge or consent.
Comments about myself or anyone being detained or arrested are false. We have resolved this issue amicably among all parties as adults. We were friends before this and will remain friends afterwards.
Being raised by strong women who taught me to respect everyone, I’m disappointed in the situation as well as myself and will reflect on the situation appropriately”, the statement read.