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There's a Petition to Remove Charlamagne Tha God From 'The Breakfast Club'

Charlamagne Tha God is under scrutiny after a 17 year old sexual assault case reemerges.

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Jul 12 2018, 2:48pm

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Charlamagne Tha God, one-third of the radio morning show The Breakfast Club, is the subject of a new Care2 petition after a woman came forward with details of an alleged rape in 2001. The new information prompted the petition, which is calling for the radio host to be fired from the show.

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Jessica Reid accused Charlamagne, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, of rape in 2001 when she was a minor and he was 22-years-old. This week, the now 32-year-old spoke to The Blast saying she wants to reopen the case. A 2001 Berkeley County Sheriff's police report states Reid, then 15, was brought to a party where she was given a drink that "tasted like soda." She said woke up to a man, who she identifies as McKelvey, forcing himself on her. She was taken to a nearby hospital where it was confirmed that she was sexually assaulted. In 2001, Charlagmane was arrested for "willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously engaging in penile/vaginal intercourse with a fifteen-year-old child minor," but was ultimately found guilty of a lesser charge. Now, Reid wants to revisit the rape charge.

The petition was launched yesterday with a goal of 5,000 signatures. It currently has 4,564 supporters. Charlamagne has referenced this incident before on-air and in an interview with DJ Akademiks where he maintains his innocence. South Carolina, where the incident occurred, has no statute of limitations.

Update: Today, Charlamagne's lawyers told TMZ: "More than seventeen years ago, Charlamagne was accused of a sexual assault. He never had sexual relations or any physical contact with the accuser and even provided DNA to prove it."

Kristin Corry is a staff writer for Noisey. Follow her on Twitter.

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