On Monday, TMZ and other outlets reported that Fat Joe and his traveling party were detained by police in Madison, Wisconsin because a 33-year-old woman claimed that she got into a limo with Joe and crew after a local show and was “inappropriately touched.” But after questioning Fat Joe and his crew, the police did not arrest anyone, and no charges have been filed….making the woman’s claim quite suspect. Joe’s lawyer Dawn Florio released this statement:
Rapper Joseph Cartagena, known as Fat Joe, members of his entourage and security staff were briefly questioned by members of the Madison, Wisconsin Police Department who were investigating false allegations made by a woman who initially posed as a fan and later claimed to be the victim of an assault after demanding money.
At no point did Mr. Cartagena or any member of his entourage assault or have any improper contact with the woman. It is truly unfortunate that false allegations such as these cause the public to doubt the claims of actual victims of sexual assaults.