Trey Songz suffered a huge setback in his legal battle with a woman who accuses him of sexual assault in a nightclub.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a decision was recently handed down by a Federal Appellate Court.
Earlier this year, a woman using the pseudonym Jane Doe filed a $10 million lawsuit against Trey accusing him of assaulting her in a Florida club. The court told the woman she had to reveal her identity before her case could proceed, which was unusual in the specific type of case.
Doe appealed the decision forcing her to reveal her name. The higher court agreed with argument and said she did NOT have to reveal her identity. The court order read, “The district court abused its discretion in denying Ms. Doe’s motion for two reasons. First, it erroneously concluded that Ms. Doe would be required to disclose her identity at trial, contrary to cases showing that is not necessarily so. Second, it failed to properly consider Ms. Doe’s allegations about the stigma she claimed she would face as a result of her family’s religious beliefs.
Further, “the district court denied Ms. Doe leave to proceed anonymously before Mr. Neverson even appeared in the case, despite acknowledging that it “will not pose that great of a risk of unfairness” to him.”
The case will now go back to the district court and Jane Doe will not have to name herself at this point.
As The Blast first reported, back in January, a Georgia woman using the pseudonym Jane Doe filed a $10 million lawsuit against Trey Songz.
In the lawsuit, Doe accused the singer of sexual battery inside a Miami nightclub.
The suit read, “This is a lawsuit arising from a sexual assault and battery committed by NEVERSON upon JANE DOE while the two were partying at the E11even Miami night club (“E11even”) on January 1, 2018. This suit is based on claims of Assault, Battery, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress. Plaintiff is seeking more than Ten Million dollars ($10,000,000.00) in damages.”
On January 1, 2018, Doe says Trey Songz invited her to a nightclub after they spent New Year’s Eve together at Diddy’s home. She was taken to a VIP table where she claims Trey Songz, “sexually assaulted and battered JANE DOE by proceeding to forcefully place his hand under her dress, without her consent, and attempting to insert his fingers into JANE DOE’S vagina without her consent or permission.”
The woman claims, “Shortly after the incident with NEVERSON at E11even JANE DOE discovered that she was not NEVERSON’S only victim at E11even, as another female who was in attendance at the nightclub with the group confided to JANE DOE that NEVERSON had also put his hands down her pants and had placed his fingers into her buttocks without her consent earlier that same night.”
The suit adds, “NEVERSON intentionally created an offer of bodily injury to Plaintiff by force under circumstances that created a well-founded fear of imminent peril in PLAINTIFF and NEVERSON had the present ability to effectuate his attempts to produce bodily injury towards PLAINTIFF when he reached under her skirt and attempted to insert his fingers into her vagina.”
Doe is suing for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress