Fat Joe Cleared of Sexual Assault

Fat Joe is in the clear. His lawyer, Dawn Florio Esq, issued a statement today (June 24) saying the Bronx-bred rapper was falsely accused by a woman of sexual assault and will not be charged with any crimes.

“Joseph Cartagena, known as Fat Joe, and others have been officially cleared by the Madison Wisconsin Police Department of any wrongdoing,” Floria said. “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.”

Florio went on to scold the woman for pretending to be a victim. “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,” she said. “Mr. Cartagena wholeheartedly thanks his family, friends, and fans for their continued support, loyalty, and words of encouragement throughout this ordeal.”

As previously reported Joe was accused of sexual assault on Monday, June 21 by an unidentified 33-year-old woman after playing a concert at The Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. He immediately denied the claims and was never charged.

His new album, The Darkside: Vol. 1, is set to hit stores on July 27. —Elan Mancini

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  • Face Phoenix

    As Prince would say “SCANDALOUS”….

    • The Decatur Dictator

      As Tupac and Nate Dogg would say: “She so Scan–dalous….she’s so Scandalous”

      • http://xxlmag.com the brown

        as the brown would say…”Yo! Fuck Fat Joe and The Decatur Dick Taster…”

  • http://xxlmag.com 50

    my money make my lawyers make the shit go away

  • http://XXLmag.com Jayhard


  • Sha

    Big up to Fat Joe. I wonder how many men have been hemmed up because of the lie a chick told. As much as Joey Crack has fallen off in the music arena, no innocent dude deserves this. Not one.
    But I pose a question…. What if the tables were reversed? What if dudes were on some serious gold-diggin’ shit and were trying to get cake by telling lies? Would the judges and the media be so quick to condemn the women based on the lies of a groupie?
    For centuries men have unfairly dominated women. But nothing is ever said about the women that have unjustly gotten dudes locked up over a lie. I hope they dump this chick under the fuckin’ jail. Real talk.

    • geico lizard

      Women have all the right in court. If your wife gets pregnant by another man you have to pay child support because the child was conceived in wedlock. Men need to get in court and get our nuts back.

  • Stuckfresh

    Joe told me “I can’t even see my dick So how can I rape someone?”

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo! Fuck Fart Joe!! I mean, Fuck Fat Joe!!

  • tuck

    any woman his big ass has been on top of should have a case for “assault”.

    Jokes aside if hes innocent phuck that hoe. Dont like his music though.


  • Junior

    Man i want u to no that we ur fan in africa are give u big support.