Dmx 'Lovechild' Mother Sues Over 'Rape' Claims
Troubled rapper DMX is facing a legal battle with the mother of his two-year-old lovechild, after he told an American magazine she had conceived the tot after "raping" him. In 2004, MONIQUE WAYNE successfully sued the hip-hop star, real name EARL SIMMONS, after a DNA test proved he was the father of her baby son following a one-night-stand in 2003. However, Simmons told Sister 2 Sister magazine last month (SEP06) that Wayne had sexually assaulted him while he slept in a hotel following a concert in Washington DC. He said, "She raped me... DNA says it is (my child). I don't know... If I did (have sex with her) I would remember. It ain't like she's a pretty girl." Following his claims, Wayne, 26, filed suit in Prince George's County Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro, Maryland yesterday (12OCT06), claiming the rapper had defamed her and made false statements, and is seeking $6 million (GBP3.3 million) in damages. Her lawyer STEPHANIE MORAN says, "Miss Wayne's been completely ostracised. She's had to answer questions from friends and family members. You have reporters as far away as Ireland commenting on this. "Then DMX turns around and accuses her of being a rapist. That's a serious allegation." DMX did not name Wayne directly in the article, but the lovechild scandal has widely been reported in the media following the original court battle between the two. This is the latest in a string of legal troubles for the rapper - his most recent being on Monday (09OCT06) when his car was impounded in New York after police found he was driving without a valid licence for the state.