Woman's $15M Suit Accuses Damon Dash Of Sexual Assault

By | January 15, 2004 at 12:00 AM

A woman accusing Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash of sexual assault filed a $15 million lawsuit Tuesday in New York’s State Supreme Court seeking damages.

Kirstie Thompson alleges that Dash forced himself on her in the early hours of January 1, 2003, after a New Year’s Eve party in Brazil. Thompson spoke out against Dash in an interview published Wednesday (January 14) in the New York Post, saying she turned down three of Dash’s sexual advances during the party.

The 32-year-old told the Post she returned to a hotel room she was sharing with a friend after consuming eight glasses of champagne and half of an ecstasy pill. Her friend, she said, brought Dash back to their quarters, where he eventually got on top of her. After screaming for help, Thompson said, she passed out.

Her suit seeks compensation for assault and infliction of emotional distress.

A spokesperson for Dash described the allegations as “ludicrous… baseless and untrue,” pointing out, “Damon has not been charged with anything.”

Thompson’s lawyer, Raoul Felder, said he’s convinced his client has a strong case.

Dash, 30, presides over a Roc-A-Fella empire that includes a record label, clothing line, movie division and even a vodka brand.

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