We must issue a trigger warning for the next story because of the incidents described. XXXTentacion‘s alleged domestic abuse victim delivered testimony earlier this year that graphically details the violence she faced at the hands of the 19-year-old rapper.
XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfry, was charged in October 2016 for allegedly beating and hitting a pregnant woman, facing four counts that could land him back in prison for a longer spell than his previous jailing. The unnamed victim spoke with a public defender in January for over two hours, sharing the disturbing acts that she endured while living with the rapper.
Pitchfork exclusively reports:
Based on that deposition, the following is a chronological summary of what she described:
• The reported victim met XXXTentacion online and went to a movie theater with him once before she attended one of his shows in late May 2016. On that particular evening, he came up from behind her in the crowd, grabbed her neck, and walked away silently. Later that same night, he hugged her and invited her to a party at the house where he was living in North Miami. At the house, he told her he liked her and suggested she could move in with him. The next day, she left her ex-boyfriend’s place and began cohabitating with XXXTentacion.
• The first incident of domestic violence occurred about two weeks later. He slapped her and broke her iPhone 6S, because she had complimented a male friend on his new jewelry. (XXXTentacion later repaired the phone.) Later that day, XXXTentacion left the room and returned with two grilling implements—a “barbecue pitchfork” and a “barbecue cleaner,” she said—and told her to pick between them, because he was going to put one of them in her vagina. She chose the fork. He told her to undress. He was lightly dragging the tool against her inner thigh when she passed out. He did not penetrate her with it.
Pitchfork lists out other incidents as well, including portions of the testimony that highlights how the woman managed to finally escape the clutches of XXXTentacion. The piece can be seen in full by following this link.
The rapper is set to go to trial for these current charges on October 5.
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