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Talib Kweli Accused By Res of Sexual Harassment

Talib Kweli Accused By Res of Sexual Harassment

Talib Kweli has been accused of sexual harassment by Res.

Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli has been accused of sexual harassment by Res, real name Shareese Ballard. Kweli had signed Res to his Javotti Media label and she had also appeared on two of the rappers album.

Ballard took to Twitter to accuse Kweli of holding her career hostage after she declined a kiss from him. In a series of tweets, Res described the uncomfortable working environment with Kweli and provided a screenshot of an email where he admits attempting to kiss her.

In response, Kweli uploaded a screenshot of a court document that revealed the pair are currently in the midst of a legal battle. The rapper sued Ballard for copyright violation and breach of contract. Ballard filed a counterclaim to say she provided the label with the album and accused Kweli of sexual harassment.

However, Ballard’s counterclaim was dismissed. Take a look at the posts from Talib Kweli and Res below and stay tuned for more on this story.

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Shareese Ballard Aka Res is a liar. She was dropped from my label Javotti Media in 2013 for disrespecting my employees and for failing to turn in an album I invested in. I am not holding her music because she never turned any music in. At all. Ever. In early 2014 Res started an indie Gogo campaign and sent a song featuring my vocals to fans without my permission as a reward. I asked her to stop using my verse, she refused. So I sued her. Res then countersued saying that I sexually harassed her. I find her claim to be dubious in nature. Bogus. Over a year ago, the judge in the case Carolyn E. Wade dismissed Res’ 3 claims against me, including the sexual harassment claim. NYSCEF doc number 37. Res has not accepted this outcome so she is using smear tactics. Recently, she fired her lawyer in the other case, the one where she profited off of my music without my permission. So now she is trying to use the #metoo movement to bully me into dropping my lawsuit against her. I fully and categorically deny any allegation of sexual harassment.

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