Posted: Saturday – June 26, 2010
Fat Joe’s name has reportedly been cleared in the sexual assault case that stems from an incident involving a Madison, Wisconsin woman.
The Terror Squad leader’s camp released a statement confirming the news on Thursday (June 24) night and thanked fans and friends, who stood beside the New York lyricist. The announcement also cleared up previous reports that said the rapper was detained. He was never taken into police custody, but was instead questioned inside of his hotel.
“Josepha Cartagena, known as Fat Joe, and others have been officially cleared by the Madison Wisconsin Police Department of any wrongdoing,” read the statement. “Fat Joe had no contact with, and never spoke to his accuser. He was questioned for a few minutes at his hotel room and was never detained by the police.”
It continued on to say, “Making a false claim of a sexual nature in order to extort money is one of the most horrific accusations because it not only tarnishes reputations but has the potential to destroy families. Mr. Cartagena wholeheartedly thanks his family, friends, and fans for their continued support, loyalty, and words of encouragement throughout this ordeal.”
In other news, Joe is scheduled to release his tenth studio album, The Darkside, later this year. The LP will feature collaborations with The Clipse, Trey Songz, Rico Love, R. Kelly, and Young Jeezy, amongst others.