Afrika Bambaataa sat down with Fox 5 in an exclusive interview to speak out about the sexual abuse allegations. He denies abusing any of the men who have come forward with the allegations.
“I never abused nobody. You know, it just sounds crazy to people to say that, hear ‘you abused me,’” Bambaataa told Fox 5’s Lisa Evers. “You know my thing is you know all my people back then, you know the hundreds of people that been around me. If something like that happened, why you never went to none of them?”
According to Fox 5, Bambaataa’s chief accuser, Ronald Savage, is now 50 years old. He claims in 1980 when he was 15 and under the age of consent, playing hooky led to his first sexual experience with the hip hop pioneer and was followed by at least four other abuse incidents.
“I didn’t have nowhere to go so I had his number and I called him and he paid for the cab for me to go to his house,” Savage said. He claims through therapy he came to understand he was abused and became aware of others.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was confused, I was little nervous,” Savage said. “I was just wondering, the other guy coming into the room, what was they going to do to me?”
Catch the interview below:
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