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Sean Kingston

I Settled

Gang Rape Lawsuit

8/31/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sean Kingston
has settled up with the 22-year-old girl who accused the singer and his former bodyguards of gang rape back in 2010, sources close to Kingston tell TMZ.

Sources tell us, Kingston settled NOT because he's admitting guilt, but because his upcoming tour and new album release will prevent him from focusing his energies on a messy civil trial.

Our sources close to Kingston's team say he paid the alleged victim only a fraction of what she asked for in order to make the lawsuit disappear as soon as possible. They didn't tell us the exact amount of the settlement.

That said, we're told Kingston believes he would have won the case outright if it went to trial ... the same way he dodged criminal charges three years ago.

As one source said, "Her story wasn't consistent. She told various stories throughout her interviews with police. Her friend's story wasn't consistent with hers. The medical report had no indications of force."

As we reported, Kingston acknowledged having sex with the girl -- when she was 19 -- but said the sex was consensual. The lawsuit is expected to be dismissed shortly.

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1.

KOKOPELLeigh    

Money Money Money...what can't it get you out of???

420 days ago
2.

JuanRambo    

Guilty... When you pay someone for something you didn't do than you're guilty...

420 days ago
3.

liberal racist    

she ruins it for other women who are actually assaulted.

420 days ago
4.

Martin6912    

Hate to tell ya buddy if your innocent you wouldn't pay anything

420 days ago
5.

LilMissDitz    

He's completely full of it. He hasn't had any major hits in years. This has-been doesn't need to devote that much time for a tour. What a cop out.

420 days ago
6.

Matt    

Complete bs on the part of the girl. If she was, in fact, gang rapped she would have pursued This to the bitter end. I doubt the scars of a gang rape would allow one to stop until every bit of justice Had been served. Its a shame that anyone would have to pay out for something they didn't do just to be able to get on with life.

420 days ago
7.

jackmama311    

how much did he have to pay for going buckwild on bieber's lil arse?

420 days ago
8.

HumanNature    

TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC


I SAY BOYCOTT THIS "FAT" RAPIST!!!!!!!!


SEND A STRONG MESSAGE THAT "RAPE IS RAPE" AND THE PUBLIC WON'T BE AN ACCESSORY AFTER THE "FACT" TO THEIR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR!!!!!


THE PUBLIC $$$$$$$$ IS "POWER"!!!!!


PUT THIS "DUMB ASS" IN THE POOR HOUSE WHERE HE BELONG!!!!!!!!


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

420 days ago
9.

just because    

what the hell......Police: 2 Women Gang Raped By 12 Juvenile Boys In Wilmington Park

420 days ago
10.

YouDontSay    

Why would anyone settle if not guilty?!

420 days ago
11.

Rachael    

So Beiber's buddy is a rapist. Must be nice to have enough money to make all your crimes go away.

419 days ago
12.

Squatting Thunder    

GUILTY

419 days ago
13.

HumanNature    

HEY PEOPLE


STOP GIVING YOUR $$$$$$$$$$ TO THESE LOWLIFE "CRIMINALS" !!!!!!!!!!


YOUR $$$$$$$$ IS "POWER"!!!!!


BOYCOTT THIS "FAT RAPIST"!!!!!!!


AND TMZ


FIX YOUR DAMN WEBSITE!!!!!!

419 days ago
14.

HumanNature    

TMZ


YOU HAVE MORE PEOPLE COMING TO YOUR SITE 24/7 365 DAYS A YEAR AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE MAKING $$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!


SPEND THAT $$$$$$$$$$$ TO BETTER IMPROVE YOUR "IT DEPARTMENT"!!!!!


YOUR "TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES" SUCK!!!!!

419 days ago
15.

TMZFan84    

He sucks and his music is bad

419 days ago
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