Actress/singer, Keke Palmer is seeking legal action against Trey Songz for sexual intimidation.
The actress went public with her claims earlier this week on Facebook of being filmed without her consent and sexually violated, and on a recent episode of Larry King Now, Keke opens up about exactly what happened.
This is preposterous. How am I in this video Trey? After you found me in a closet HIDING because I was so afraid of anymore conflict. Literally my last option was to hide because you all would not listen when I said I did not want to be in the video the FIRST time. Just cause you give someone food and alcohol and throw in a little sexual intimidation doesn't mean they will buckle. Yet, you still disrespected me as a young women, whom you've known since she was TWELVE. YOU STILL, defied my wishes and in turn showed your lack of respect for a brand that took me fourteen years to build and put me in the video against my wishes. Come on bruh, I clearly said no and you said okay, yet I was being secretly filmed when you told me "let me just show you the idea"?? Wow. This is what I'm referring to in my previous post, this is the sexism and misogyny I refer to because if I was a dude, he wouldn't have even tried me like this. Let this be a lesson to all, I'm not for the bullshit. I'm serious about my business and you will not use my likeness without MY permission. When you in front of a boss you treat them like one, like I treat YOU. NO MEANS NO!!!!!!! People have to listen to women and stop questioning them and their intelligence. Speak up, cause when you look someone in the face and they say "I understand. You don't have to feel pressured to do the video" and they STILL put you in it, it is a violation. It would be great to be able to handle these things privately but why when they aren't respected?
Apparently Keke was at New Year’s Eve party with Trey Songz when she was approached about being in the video for the song, Pick Up The Phone. Something happened to where Keke claims she had to physically hide in a closet, and her image was used in the video even though she repeatedly said no.
In the interview she says:
“… as a female often I’m put in situations where sometimes males will use their masculinity, their sexuality to taunt you. […] It’s the overall idea that you can’t just do stuff to people and it’s alright—no matter who you are.”
Keke says that Trey Songz has not reached out to her directly since the incident, but you can hear her side of the story via the Larry King interview above.