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Woman Claims Rick James Raped her 41 Years Ago, Sues His Estate

In a new lawsuit filed against James’ estate in the Supreme Court of Erie County, New York, a woman alleges that the “Super Freak” singer raped her 41 years ago. The unidentified woman, who said she was 15 at the time of the incident, is reportedly seeking $50 million in damages from James’ estate. She claims that in 1979 James visited the group home where she resided in Buffalo, New York, and raped her. “He grabbed my hair and pushed my head into the pillow,” the woman stated in court papers. “He told me to ‘shut up and quit moving or I’ll cut you.’  The woman filed the suit under the Child Victims Act, a measure that supersedes any previous statute of limitations on sexual assault against minors. […]