NEVADA (CelebrityAccess) Riff Raff is reportedly expected to stand trial regarding a sexual assault allegation stemming from a 2014 incident at the Bunny Ranch Bar & Cigar brothel in Mound House, Nev.
A woman identified as Jane Doe has filed a civil case that will come before a Washoe County, Nevada jury May 18, according to documents obtained by Pitchfork. The case was filed in 2014 but not previously reported.
The woman filed the suit against the rapper, real name Horst Christian Simco, and frequent collaborator DollaBillGates, real name Eric Lasaan Bing, accusing them of sexual assault, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, and civic conspiracy, according to Pitchfork. She is suing for $12 million.
Simco was likely at the height of his popularity, having just attended the MTV Video Music Awards alongside Katy Perry in advance of their collaboration “This Is How We Do.” The damages are for medical expenses, lost wages, physical, emotional and psychological trauma, and legal costs, Pitchfork said.
The article describes in graphic detail an alleged situation that resulted in coerced sex in the brothel. The allegation claims that Jane Doe and her acquaintance, Sara, attended a Riff Raff concert at the venue near the brothel and then went with the rapper and DollaBillGates to a room at the brothel where the two men, and possibly the women, snorted cocaine at which point Simco stacked up money the women earned from dancing at bachelor parties earlier that evening. He then allegedly told them they could only get their money back if they had sex with him and Bing, which they did.
“Sara” has disputed the details, telling a detective that Jane Doe was “just trying to make up stories” and that the sex was consensual.
Riff Raff was recently publicly accused of rape.
Attorneys for the rapper claim the allegation “packs as much scandalous material therein as is humanly possible, and for good measure, accuses opposing counsel of perpetrating a fraud upon the Court,” and Riff Raff’s attorneys told Pitchfork, “Mr. Simco and his representatives take allegations of sexual misconduct very seriously,” adding, “This case is set for a jury trial in May of 2019, and Mr. Simco looks forward to the opportunity to clear his name.”