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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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31.

all about the money    

Yea you SETTLE a RAPE claim because you don't have time to clear your name? Guess he has some street cred now...just call him Sean RAPER Kingston.

420 days ago
32.

Truth    

THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY.... FAT A$$!! FAT DOUCHE IS GUILTY AS F*CK. ANYTIME YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU SETTLED UR GUILTY AS F*CK!! TOTALLY LONG GUILTY A$$ EXPLANATION. DUDE SOUNDS DESPERATE. POINT BLANK.

420 days ago
33.

Carriejane    

If this girl really was raped she is ****ed up for letting it go for some cash.. So it can happen to someone else in the future. and if it didn't happen he is ****ed up for paying her off instead of clearing his name.

420 days ago
34.

Havana6    

Just wait when his mother gets raped its called karma.

420 days ago
35.

teedofftaxpayer    

Here is another punk who has no respect for women.

420 days ago
36.

Karryn    

This guy almost died in that boating accident so he should feel blessed to be alive right now. He shouldn't be involved in a gang rape situation. He needs to really get it together.

420 days ago
37.

Umadbro?!?!    

Disguisting

420 days ago
38.

Stan    

I think it's odd that if she was brutally gang-raped that she would accept a cash settlement.

420 days ago
39.

Matt    

I cant help but notice how wreckless some of the posters are here. This man was called a rapist, of all things. Instead of reading you all (Posters) jump on here and call this man the worst possible thing imaginable. He may be a lot of things, but take facts into consideration Before you dog this dude. He did not rape this girl. PERIOD. her legal case was dropped because the police thought she was full of it, so this money hungry biatch went to a sleeze ball civil attorney to get her free money. I dont know one thing about this dude, but i feel hes right here.

420 days ago
40.

gd4nthg    

well congrats, your parents must be so proud.

419 days ago
41.

whatttt    

he has enough money to buy women for rest of their life.... i doubt someone with that much money needs to rape anyone when ***** is being thrown at him for free...... get real people

417 days ago
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