Oakland Rapper Too Short Sued for Sexual Battery: Report

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Oakland rapper Too Short is being sued for sexual battery, stemming from multiple accusations by former collaborator Teana Louis. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Louis accused the MC (real name Todd Shaw) of sexually assaulting her on numerous occasions between June and October 2016. She is suing him for sexual battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, gender discrimination, and false imprisonment.

In the lawsuit, TMZ reports, Louis claims to have met Shaw in December 2015, and they produced a song together in April of 2016. Louis claims that the first assault occurred two months later in a downtown Los Angeles hotel room. She outlines the allegations in graphic detail, and says that Shaw forced oral sex, vaginal sex, and sodomy. From TMZ:

According to the docs, Too Short threw her onto the bed, held her down, undressed her and began performing oral sex on her. She claims subsequent incidents happened in hotel rooms or the studio. She claims on one occasion he told her, “I’m just going to put the tip in” ... and, although she said, “No, please no” ... he continued. In the suit, she says he held her down during vaginal sex — she was left bleeding — and then “brutally sodomized” her.


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