Trey Songz charged in trial with assaulting woman at Miami nightclub
Singer Trey Songz is accused of assaulting a woman at a Miami nightclub on New Years Day in 2018.
The woman identifies herself in a civil lawsuit as Jauhara Jeffries. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Florida’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
Jeffries alleges in the lawsuit that she met Songz after attending a New Year’s Eve party at Diddy’s on Star Island.
He says Jeffries partied for about two hours, then called a ride-sharing service to take him and some friends to the E11EVEN nightclub in Miami.
Songz, real name Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was leaving Diddy’s house at the same time when he overheard a conversation between Jeffries and his friends and invited them to ride with him to the club, according to the lawsuit.
He says Songz appeared drunk and accuses Diddy, whose real name is Sean John Combs, of throwing a party where Songz was served alcohol until he was drunk.
The lawsuit alleges Songz invited Jeffries and his friends to join him at a private table at the club. He alleges that while Jeffries was dancing on a couch, Songz sexually raped her with his fingers. He accuses her of pulling her hand away when Jeffries turned around, the suit says.
“Plaintiff immediately got up from the couch, sat down and was in shock,” the lawsuit states. Another woman who went to see what was wrong with Jeffries told her that Songz had also raped her with his fingers, according to the lawsuit.
Eventually, Songz, Jeffries and his friends left the club and got back into his vehicle, according to the lawsuit, which claims Songz took off his shirt during the drive and that “fearing further assaults, the plaintiff began recording the defendant Songz for his own safety. .”
The lawsuit says Songz attempted to grab Jeffries’ phone and when she wouldn’t return it, he “directed his driver to stop the vehicle in order to force the Complainant out of the vehicle.”
The driver “grabbed the complainant and violently pulled her out of the vehicle, while the defendant Songz pushed her and threw her into the street,” according to the lawsuit.
The suit says that when Jeffries was forced out of the vehicle, Songz “threatened and ridiculed” her and threw water in her face.
A spokesperson for Songz denied the allegations and declined to comment on the lawsuit.
A spokesperson for E11EVEN wrote: “We have reviewed the complaint with our attorney and it is clear that neither E11EVEN nor its employees had any involvement in the incident which allegedly occurred approximately four years ago. … E11EVEN does not condone the actions alleged in any way.”
The spokesperson said the company would seek removal from the lawsuit.
Representatives for Diddy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Jeffries’ lawsuit alleges civil assault and battery, as well as negligence and emotional distress. Jeffries originally filed it last year as Jane Doe.
His lawyer said the original lawsuit was dismissed “without prejudice due to a technical error”, so the error was corrected and the case was reclassified.
Jeffries is seeking more than $20 million in damages for medical expenses, lost wages and emotional distress.