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