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The-Dream, a number one pop document producer and songwriter for the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna, has been accused of rape and sexual battery.

The 47-year-old music mogul, born Terius Gesteelde-Diamant, was named because the defendant in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday (June 4) by a former protégée, Chanaaz Mangroe, 33, who carried out as Channii Monroe.

In accordance with a report within the New York Occasions, Mangroe alleges that Gesteelde-Diamant promised to assist promote her profession earlier than entangling her into an abusive relationship. She says he repeatedly compelled her to have intercourse, strangled her and on one event filmed an intimate encounter after which threatened to indicate it to different individuals.

Gesteelde-Diamant’s work as The-Dream has made him one of the acclaimed and award-laden producers in up to date music. He’s an eight-time Grammy winner and has been behind a string of chart hits together with Beyoncé’s “Single Girls (Put a Ring on It)”, Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Justin Bieber’s “Child”.

However Mangroe’s lawsuit paints a darkish image of the person behind the music. “What Dream did to me made it unattainable to reside the life I envisioned for myself and pursue my targets as a singer and songwriter,” Mangroe stated in a press release. “In the end, my silence has grow to be too painful, and I noticed that I would like to inform my story to heal. I hope that doing so can even assist others and forestall future horrific abuse.”

Gesteelde-Diamant has denied the allegations.

The-Dream accepting the Grammy for Best R&B Song for Beyoncé’s ‘Cuff It’ in 2023
The-Dream accepting the Grammy for Greatest R&B Track for Beyoncé’s ‘Cuff It’ in 2023 (Getty Photos)

In a press release, Gesteelde-Diamant stated: “These claims are unfaithful and defamatory. I oppose all types of harassment and have at all times strived to assist individuals notice their profession targets. As somebody dedicated to creating a constructive impression on my fellow artists and the world at giant, I’m deeply offended and saddened by these accusations.”

Mangroe, who’s initially from the Netherlands, says within the lawsuit that she first met Gesteelde-Diamant in January 2015. She says he “informed her that he would make her the following Beyoncé and Rihanna.”

Inside days of that preliminary assembly, Mangroe claims that Gesteelde-Diamant had begun pressuring her for intercourse, telling her it was “a part of the method.” She says he locked her in a darkish room and “would solely cease aggressively having intercourse together with her as soon as she stated that she liked him.”

Mangroe alleges that undesirable sexual encounters continued, whereas Gesteelde-Diamant made her guarantees akin to suggesting he might organize for her to be the opening act of Beyoncé’s subsequent tour.

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By the summer time of 2015, Mangroe says she was attempting to extricate herself from Gesteelde-Diamant’s management. The next July, she was informed by her document label Epic that she was being dropped as a result of Gesteelde-Diamant, who nonetheless had management of her artist contract, had not delivered music.

Epic can also be named as a defendant within the swimsuit.

The Unbiased has approached Gesteelde-Diamant for remark.

The nationwide home abuse helpline gives assist for girls on 0808 2000 247, or you may go to the Refuge web site. There’s a devoted men’s advice line on 0808 8010 327. These within the US can name the home violence hotline on 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Different worldwide helplines will be discovered by way of www.befrienders.org

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