Fugees’ ‘Killing Me Softly’ Music Video Director On Trial For Raping And Impregnating His Daughters

March 1, 2013  |  

Source: Northjersey.com

A man who goes by the name of Aswad Ayinde (birth name: Charles McGill) is currently facing his second of five jury trials, three of which he is accused of raping and impregnating three of his five daughters while they were minors, reports NorthJersey.com.

In his current proceeding, Ayinde is facing two counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of sexual assault. This past Tuesday, his ex-wife Beverly Ayinde, whom he was married to for seventeen years, took the stand. In her testimony, she recounted the chilling details of the detestable horrors that went on in her home at the hands of Aswad. Beverly revealed that she simply could not believe that her 12-year-old daughter was really pregnant until her husband dropped the shocking bomb that he could be the father of their daughter’s unborn child.

 “He said, ‘She could be pregnant from me.’ My heart started racing,” Beverly testified.

She went on to express that between 1980 and 2006, Aswad sought to control every single aspect of her life and the lives of their children.

“He equaled himself to being a prophet. As time went on, he was god-like. I had to call him, ‘my god.’ He equated himself to Jesus Christ … He would sit us all down and lecture us about his greatness and his power … At another point, he equated himself to Prince and Michael Jackson,” Beverly told the courts.

Aswad is accused of deliberately impregnating his daughters in an attempt to create a “pure bloodline.” Beverly expressed to the courts that she blamed herself for not seeing this coming, as she revealed that four years prior to the pregnancy of her daughter, he told her that spirits were telling him to perform oral sex on the child, who was 8 at the time.

“I was shocked. I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ He tried to present it in this very godly, spiritual way,” she testified.

Her testimony also revealed that Aswad frequently walked around their home in the nude and sodomized one of their daughters at least 100 times. When asked why she never called police, Beverly said that he threatened to kill her children.

“He threatened he would kill my children. He would cut them up and put them in different places and I wouldn’t be able to prove anything because I didn’t have a birth certificate for any of them,” she tearfully admitted just after revealing that some of her children didn’t have birth certificates because Aswad delivered all but two of them himself in their home.

As stated earlier, this is the second of five jury trials that Aswad will have to face. Back in 2010 he was found guilty of molesting one of his other daughters. The molestation is said to have began when she was 8 years old and continued up until he impregnated her as a teenager. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. With all five trials combined, Aswad is being accused of raping all five of his daughters and impregnating three. If convicted on all counts in the present and pending trials, Aswad faces more than 100 years in prison. He is being tried for the rape of each daughter separately to prevent bias among jurors.

Aswad is known to the world as the man who directed the music video to accompany infamous Fugees track, “Killing Me Softly,” which went on to win Best R&B Video at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards.

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  • mya_pinion

    He wouldnt have to worry about me killing him softly , he’d have to worry bout me killing him slowly…. poor speciman of a man of any kind.i hope in jail he get sodomized and raped just like he did to those angels…

  • Lazareth Moore

    this woman has no right to play the I was afraid card she deserves the same as this sick animal as a matter of fact she deserves worse, I wonder did she watch and or tell her daughters how its done don’t let this winch[ cant curse ] off

  • why

    They need to lock her crazy behind up to. This is no excuse, these girls and the lives of the babies are messed up forever. Lock her behind up right along with her crazy demonic husband. They deserve each other.

  • kierah

    I would rather the wife get two full hours on Snapped for murking her husband than for her to continue to let this go on! Clearly he was abusive, but at some point she had to know that she needed to get the authorities.

  • autumn

    The mother needs to be put on trial as well for letting this mess go on. When will these crazy @ss women stop putting a man before their children?

  • FromUR2UB

    Incredibly and absolutely sick. Wow, those poor young women. I don’t know how anybody can ever overcome something so vile and evil.

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  • Candacey Doris

    I didn’t know i could feel this disgusted/angry. Between the disgusting/criminal father and the criminally pitiful mother I don’t feel like being around humanity right now.

  • Nash_t

    Over 100 times?!!!
    After the first timee he should have woken up hearing the “snip snip” of his genitals. Its sad when black women value “having a man” more important than life itself.

  • Winfrey

    That M*therf*cker had to sleep SOMETIME. She should have taken her babies and gone straight to the police. I’m with everyone else. She should be jailed too because she is JUST as guilty.

  • Senait Ashenafi

    What a sicko! Sounds like this dude’s mind has been warped by the noi. Wow. Well I want to see this “god” get himself out of this mess. This dirtbag aint never getting out of jail.

  • They should lock his wife up too.

  • FoxyMama

    His affiliation with the Killing Me Softly video should have no place in this piece.

  • If there was ever anyone who deserved the death penalty this is he

  • kahlijr

    EF DAT! she didn’t want to do anything about it. i’m not hearing that. this is not 1950 where women have no options to get away from abuse. let me even have an inkling that my husband has sexual desire for our daughter. he will find himself castrated in his sleep! it’s a mother’s job to protect her babies. if you’re not willing to stand up for it, which might be getting hurt on several levels, don’t have any! i hope they torture this fool.

  • my heart hurts for those girls. it’s a shame how scared a woman can get that she wont even protect her children…………this is worst than a sick book or horror movie

  • jasmine

    F*&king Devil!

  • Dee

    This fool is going to ROT IN HELL!!!! and hopefully it will start soon!

  • I hope the mother is charged as well

  • the mother is just as guilty

    the mother needs to go to jail too!!!!

  • CeCe

    This is so horrifying I could barely finish the article. The fact that this happened to more than one of the children and more than once… sodomized over a 100 times ??? multiple pregnancies come on man, the blame (outside of the actual physical crime) falls squarely on the mother. As a woman who survived an abusive relationship, I understand the paralyzing fear that will make you scared to walk out of an open door even if the man isn’t home. But it was just me involved, at some point maternal instinct, maybe not common sense, but some kind of sense and instinct should kick in and she should have taken those kids and ran like she stole something. I hope he burns in hell.

    • Tdubs

      YES. My mom tried to say my sister was a “Lolita” when my dad did stuff to her, and we were in a crackpot religion too. My sister was gay already, was just a little 9 year old girl, NOT a seducer! That messed us up, and we all had problems. But when I was in a similar situation when I grew up and I realized the father of my baby had the makings of being a monster, I took my one week old baby and RAN LIKE HELL. Never looked back. And now that I have kids, I hate my mom MORE. You have to be SO BROKEN not to do SOMETHING!!!
      My heart goes out to those girls. I hope they can find some kind of peace in their hearts.

      • Lazareth Moore

        thank you tdubs now I know a lot of people will give you that God says we should 4 give bs, but those r the same sick individuals who r in those crackpot religions, I as a man did not experience any of this but as a musician visiting and I emphasize visiting several different churches I saw the brainwashing of so many young girls and women and when I would speak up I wasn’t allowed there anymore so you keep speaking and be blessed

    • Lazareth Moore

      aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamen cece

  • Señorita

    My heart goes out to those babies and pray they get through this. My question is….did this woman even SENSE ANYTHING unstable with this man???? Did she notice that something was NOT right with his behaviors and comments made before bringing MORE children into this madness? How could you NOT see SOMETHING???? Especially if he’s delivering the children on his own!!! Come on!!!!! I pray for her and he need to burn in MF’n hell!!!! OMG!

  • Tiffany B

    The mother absolutely should be convicted as well and this man deserves the death penalty. I am literally gagging and my eyes are watering just trying to hold my lunch down after reading this. Stories like this make me so angry! Why is he still alive?! Lord please help our children!

  • How sick!

  • anonymous

    This is a sick man

  • Eggy

    I wonder if people outside of their family knew or suspected….

  • sammi_lu

    I’m not judging his wife, but the first time his demented a** showed her who he was she should have done any and everything in her power to protect those babies.

  • That’s My Story

    Directly after he told me what the spirits told him to do, I would have taken my babies and ran! Wrong step #1 was letting him deliver the children at home….did she NOT see anything wrong with the fact that he is not a physician? No birth certificates!!!!

    • MLS2698

      I can hear spirits telling me what to do to him right now!

  • nick

    Bias?!?!? wtf is there to be biased about? Crazy is crazy is crazy! He should never see the light of day again smdh. Once you committ certain crimes you shouldnt have no rights as far as i’m concerned.

  • Yvette

    This sick monster told his wife what he planned on doing to their daughters’ and then carried out his plan with no interference from her. Where was she when he was doing those unspeakable things to those precious children? My heart goes out to those girls. They endured horrible, unimaginable acts from their own father for YEARS and whats worse is momma stayed with this poor excuse for a human being. Those babies had NO ONE TO PROTECT THEM!!!

    • Eggy

      Who knows…he may have been doing worse to his wife. I’m not saying she didn’t use better judgement. But predators prey on particular victims…. not everyone is equipped with the skills to combat sickos like this. I’m sure he fulfilled some of his threats to her…enough to make her think that he WOULD kill his kids if she told.

      • Guest1002

        He did beat the wife and threaten to kill the kids but as parents we are suppose to protect our kids. I would have at least died trying there is no way I wouldn’t have killed him or hurt him badly had it been my daughter. IJS I could be judged by 12 or carried by six but he would not be standing trial he would be dead as he!!.

        • kahlijr

          that’s exactly what i’m saying!!!! no way i’d let that happen. being a mom means standing up for your kids. lions and tigers are willing to die and sometimes do die protecting their cubs. u best believe i’d do the same for my daughter no matter who i have to battle. and in this day and age there are plenty of resources for women who want to get away from someone abusive. even if she believed he’d kill her and the kids it’s a risk i’d have been willing to take.

          • He had to sleep sometime…and when he did, that fucker would have been SO dead… or his food poisoned.. so many ways..

            • FromUR2UB

              I read your comment after writing the same thing! So many ways is right! She was either extremely uncreative or lazy.

            • Lazareth Moore

              you’re right, but in this twisted judicial system you would have been charged with murder because you killed this animal, when all the system does is waste money trying this beast

          • FromUR2UB

            Yeah, the man does eat and lay down to sleep. She couldn’t have gotten rid of him if she’d wanted to. Oh! You were talking about LEGALLY. Oops.

        • I know that’s right!!! i’ve got to use that. “I could be judged by 12 or carried by six” Luv it

          • MLS2698

            Guest1002 needs to cast those words in gold! Give me a jury of my peers, please!

      • That’s so true Eggy….You can say what YOU would do but you have no idea what anyone can do. They prey on those that are already fragile some way or another. I pray for the mother and her kids.

    • MLS2698

      I can read, but did it say he delivered some of her children? * rubbing
      my eyes *



    Oh my gosh. My heart goes out to these girls who will be forever impacted because of a twisted sick man whom they have to call their father. i really hope that they get proper counseling. This is worse than any horror movie. I’m just feeling sick after reading this.

    • Guest1002

      I live in Paterson NJ this man is sick and so is his wife. I would die and go to He!! before I let anybody hurt one of my children. Can you imagine the man who is suppose to love you and protect you is the one violating you. Just sick and sad he doesn’t need a trial he needs to be locked up forever and a day.