Afrika Bambaataa Sued for Child Sex Trafficking From 1991 to 1995

Afrika Bambaataa Sued for Child Sex Trafficking From 1991 to 1995

In a new lawsuit, a man claims that Bambaataa abused and trafficked him from the age of 12

By Marc Hogan

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Lance Taylor aka Afrika Bambaataa, January 2012 (Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Afrika Bambaataa has been sued by a man who claims that the hip-hop pioneer abused and sex trafficked him from 1991 to 1995, beginning when the accuser was 12 years old, according to court documents viewed by Pitchfork. Bambaataa would have been 33 or 34 years old at the beginning of the period in question. The lawsuit was filed in New York State Supreme Court on August 4 on behalf of a plaintiff identified as John Doe. The plaintiff lives in the Bronx and filed the lawsuit under the state’s 2019 Child Victims Act, which opened up a limited time window for adults to sue over childhood sexual abuse regardless of when it allegedly occurred.

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