Sean Kingston has settled with the 22-year-old who accused him of gang raping her in 2010.
Carissa Capoleto claimed she was forced to have sex with the “Beautiful Girls” singer, his bodyguard, and a member of his band in a Seattle hotel room in July 2010, when she was 19. She smoked weed and took seven to 10 shots before being invited to Kingston’s hotel room for a meet-and-greet after a Justin Bieber concert. Kingston had also performed during the show.
When Capoleto got to the room, Kingston was laying on the bed naked. She said the bodyguard picked her up and placed her on top of the singer. Capoleto said the three men then gang raped her, even though she was “obviously intoxicated, incapable of consent.”
Capoleto was rescued when a friend came into the room and called police. She was taken to the hospital with injuries consistent with rape, but criminal charges were dropped because police determined Capoleto wasn’t credible enough to pursue a case against Kingston.
Capoleto then filed a $5 million — minimum — lawsuit against the three men. She claimed her life was ruined after the rape and that she suffers panic attacks, mood swings, and insomnia because of it. Kingston filed his own documents saying that the sex was consensual. A trial was scheduled for November.
According to TMZ, Sean Kingston settled with Capoleto for a fraction of what she wanted in order to make the lawsuit go away as soon as possible. The 23-year-old settled, not because he was guilty, but because he has a new tour and album coming up and didn’t want want to lose focus due to a trial. TMZ said they were told Kingston believed he would have won the case if it had gone to trial.
The lawsuit against Sean Kingston is expected to be dismissed shortly.