Rihanna’s Flame Matt Kemp Faced Rape Allegations
It seems L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp hasn’t been able to keep his name out of the tabloids since becoming Rihanna‘s first public romance following the Chris Brown debacle. The latest drama stems from a 2002 police report that has recently resurfaced. It was filed by a woman that claimed Kemp, who was 17 at the time, and two former teammates of his Midwest City, Oklahoma basketball team had forced sexual conduct on her.
The victim’s name was not disclosed. The woman claimed that three men — Kemp, Sheldon Williams, De’Angelo Alexander — forced her into sexual conduct at the Columbus Hyatt Hotel at about 2AM on a Sunday morning. All three accused men were in high school at the time, and in Columbus, Ohio for the National Hoops Classic basketball tournament.
No arrests or charges were filed against the men but Columbus police confirmed that during their investigation both Williams and Alexander had been questioned. “The woman’s accusations are false,” Williams was quoted saying in 2002 about the incident. “We were in our room getting ready to go to bed, and someone came in, and things got out of hand, and then Coach came in and broke it up.” As a result, he and his teammates had been suspended from school and kicked off the basketball team. Williams, however, went on to play basketball for Duke, Alexander to shoot hoops for the University of Oklahoma and Kemp to bat for the L.A. Dodgers.
This is the second time Kemp’s name has come forward up in a domestic abuse case. Last week, it was made public that Felisha Terrell, who dated Kemp in ’08, filed a restraining order against him citing verbal abuse and threats made against her. The media circus continued when Kemp’s reps claimed that Terrell lied in the restraining order and that all allegations of abuse were false.