A rape case opened against entertainment personalities DJ Fresh and Euphonik was dropped after the Chief Prosecutor declared the allegations “without merit” on Monday, February 15.
After the dismissal was announced the pair released a joint statement on social media: “We are pleased to state that, after considering all of the evidence collected while investigating the claim made by [the accuser] against us, the Chief Prosecutor has dismissed the allegations on the basis that the allegations are without merit.”
“The docket has been marked NOLLE PROSEQUI. As we’ve said before, these are false allegations and we are deeply saddened that GBV, a serious crisis in South Africa, was weaponised in this manner. A huge thank you to all of our family, friends, supporters and to our legal team.”
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) February 15, 2021
An anonymous woman accused the two men of drugging and raping her in 2011. “@DJFreshSA & @euphonik will you ever acknowledge drunking me & further raping me?” the woman posted on Twitter on January 11. “I was completed drugged I don’t whether you BOTH raped me or 1 of you did & you later laughed about it the next morning saying we (me & 3 girls) were so drunk we kept blacking out.”
Fresh and Euphonik denied the allegations, calling them “hurtful and false”, according to TshisaLIVE but refused to provide further comment once the case had been confirmed by police.
Both DJs parted ways with their previous employer Primedia Broadcasting earlier in February.
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) February 10, 2021