Popular DJ Accused of Sexually Battering Woman on Miami Beach
A DJ, best known for his popular hit song “I Like To Move It” from DreamWorks children’s 2005 film Madagascar, has been arrested for sexual battery on a woman he met at a party last year.
Police claim a test kit confirmed his DNA on the woman.
In December of 2019, a woman filed a report with the Miami Beach Police saying that she was raped by the man.
The woman says she was at a party with the DJ and was invited back to his place to have drinks in his pool. She said they took an Uber ride to his place and she changed into a bathing suit she was given and had drinks.
She said she was uncomfortable with sexual advances made against her by the man, so she changed back into her clothes. Reports go on to say that the DJ apologized and asked her to stay.
She then says she found a bedroom and fell asleep on the bed with her clothes on.
She told police she woke up naked with the DJ next to her naked as well. She had “flashes” of the DJ having sex with her and left the house and went to the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital for a rape kit.
A police officer took a DNA sample from the DJ a few days later. He told police he did not have sex with the woman, but walked into his bedroom naked and was surprised to find her in his bed. He also told police that he was standing near the bed when the woman woke up.
Police claim that the DNA results came back on July 2 and the DJ’s DNA was on swabs taken from the woman at the rape treatment center in December.
He was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery.
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