R&B star Alexis Houston calls out Hollywood for sexual assault scandal
It’s been an interesting week for the R&b/soul of R&B singer Alexis Houston.
On Wednesday, Houston posted a lengthy statement about the recent accusations against her in which she wrote, “I have heard the word ‘rape’ a thousand times and have not been raped in my life.
The term rape has no place in this world.
The word has no meaning to me.
I have always stood up for what I believe is right, and it is clear that those of us who are Black and Brown in America are not protected under the law.”
Then, she went on to accuse Hollywood of covering up sexual assault, writing, “This is not the first time that Hollywood has used the word rape to silence me.
The same thing happened to me when I was in college, and the word was used against me too.
The media has been covering this up for decades.”
In an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition on Thursday, Houston clarified her statement, saying, “If you’re going to cover it up, then you have to do it the right way.
And that’s why it was so important to me that I tell my story.
It was my voice, my truth, and that’s what I wanted to tell.”
Houston’s statement came after she was named in the New York Times report detailing the alleged sexual assault by a producer for the rapper T.I. in 2014.
The report detailed the producer’s alleged abuse, as well as other allegations of sexual harassment by the producer.
The producer is a well-known producer in the industry, and is currently under investigation for allegedly raping two young girls.
Houston’s comments came after T.i. addressed the allegations in an Instagram post that was quickly removed, saying that the rapper was “deeply sorry” for what happened and apologizing to the woman who has come forward to allege that he assaulted her.
“I never meant to harm anybody,” T.O. wrote.
“It was never my intention to do anything to harm you, and I never will.”
Earlier in the week, T.A. told Billboard that he has “not seen a word of this ever being written or spoken.”
In a statement to Billboard, Tia, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 for her work with the rapper A$AP Rocky, also said that he was “disgusted” that the alleged assault was “not a story that’s been told, not even in the media.”
The rapper, who also won a Grammy Award in 2015 for “I Don’t Wanna Know,” has been facing numerous accusations from women over the past few months, including accusations that he sexually assaulted them.
T.U. is currently serving an 18-month prison sentence after being found guilty of attempted first-degree murder in 2016.
In the statement to TheWrap, Tiamhousi’s lawyer, David Zaslavsky, said, “Tiamhos story is about as serious as it gets.”
“His actions and words were completely in line with his criminal history, and he should be held accountable for any wrongdoing he committed,” Zasavsky added.
“The accusations against Tiam have been brought to light and the media attention has led to Tiam’s conviction being overturned.”