Atlanta crooner Bobby Valentino is in hot water: The “Slow Down” singer is listed as the main suspect in a rape that allegedly happened last weekend.
TMZ reports a woman in Cobb County, Georgia, named Valentino in a police report early Monday, March 19, accusing the former DTP artist of sexual assault. The circumstances remain unclear, but an official investigation has been opened by police.
Valentino’s representative says they are prepared to take legal action “against what appears to be a weak yet calculated attempt to obtain financial gain through ulterior motives in the matter.”
The rep added, “Bobby takes any allegation against women very seriously. However, false allegations damage true victims of sexual abuse.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.