Two More Women Accuse Former “106 & Park” Host AJ Calloway Of Sexual Assault
This past summer, domestic violence activist and author of the novel Black Lotus, Sil Lai Abrams came forward with allegations of rape and sexual assault against both music and media mogul Russell Simmons and television host from “106 & Park” fame AJ Calloway, respectively.
Now, two more women have come forward with new allegations of sexual assault against Calloway.
According to The Daily Beast, one of the women says she took her claims against Calloway to the police on December 24.
The woman, who prefers to remain anonymous said she spoke with several officers that day and was told a detective would reach out to interview her. This woman also reached out to Abrams with her own AJ Calloway story.
“…the first person I told didn’t believe me, and I just happened to Google to see if anybody else had the same experience with the same person and her name popped up. So she was actually the first person I told him after the actual incident who actually believed me.”
Another woman, who was identified by the pseudonym Talia told The Daily Beast, “I’m terrified about coming forward. I don’t want it to affect my future, everything that I’ve worked hard for—and A.J. is someone that would try to do that.”
Talia said she met Calloway in 2011, through mutual friends. The two connected on social media, where he started messaging her.
“He wanted to take me out to dinner and I kept telling him no, I wouldn’t entertain his advances.” The Daily Beast reviewed screenshots of their conversation that seemed to support her story.
“After him asking me out repeatedly I agreed to go, because it got to a point where he started to get upset that I was actually not willing to go out with him. He was kind of like, do you know who I am?”
After the dinner, where Calloway drank heavily, he invited a group of people to his home afterward. When they all arrived there, “he made everyone put their belongings on the kitchen table.”
At 3 am, Calloway walked all of the guests out. When he came back to her, she said, ““We started making out. And I knew I wasn’t having sex—I knew adamantly I wasn’t having sex because I won’t have sex unless I’m in a committed relationship. So, you know, even though I’m kissing him, I’m thinking, this is the first date, we’re just making out a little bit—because I’ve never even had sex on the first night with someone.”
“Even though he’s tall and he looks skinny, he has some weight to him,” she explained. “He’s heavy, you know, and he put his whole body weight on top of me. He kept trying to open my blouse. He really was going for my skirt, and I was literally pulling my skirt down because I was not going to allow him to go any further. And he thought it was a game or something because he kept laughing and giggling and I’m like, no, stop, stop. And the more I said stop the more he got aggressive, and that’s when I started to realize, oh my God, this is serious. Like, he’s really going to try and force me to have sex with him.”
“I just remember trying to push him off of me, and this went on for 40 minutes straight,” she continued. “Me attempting to push him off of me and fighting to keep him from taking my clothes off. Eventually, he got tired, and I think it’s because he was so intoxicated—it was wearing him out.”
“And I just remember him pulling his penis out and he began stroking himself and he kept trying to put my hand on his penis and eventually he ejaculated on my hands.”
Talia wanted to leave but didn’t have a ride home. AJ told her he would take her home in the morning. Talia said the whole night he wrapped his legs around her so she couldn’t get away.
“I just remember trying to move and position myself where I could breathe because my face was in his chest, his legs were wrapped around me, his arms were wrapped around me, and that’s how he slept the whole night until morning.”
Talia said she disconnected from the friends they both shared after the incident. She never wanted to tell anyone because he was a celebrity. “I thought that it’s just one of those situations that happen and you just have to move forward with your life.”
Then she read Abrams’ testimony.
“…I knew right then and there she wasn’t lying. I was 150 percent sure that she wasn’t lying because what she described was almost identical to what happened to me…It was crazy because this whole time I thought my assault was an isolated incident because I had never heard anything about him that was negative after what he did to me.
“I think the hardest part for me is every time I turn the TV on, he was on the television. He’s on Extra, he’s doing the Soul Train Awards or something and it would make me feel like—not just disgusted, but low and defeated, like he gets to do whatever he wants and hurt people, and I have to live with the shame and pain of what he did to me.”