The case was not heard by a judge but the prosecutor dismissed the charges placed against Euphonik and DJ Fresh as there was not enough evidence to proceed with the prosecution.
In January, a young lady whose name was withheld took to Twitter with rape accusations against DJ Fresh and Euphonik. In a statement to the police, the young lady says she was invited to chill with the duo by a friend in 2011. She says she was drugged alongside her 2 friends. As a result she has no recollection of who of the 2 raped her.
“@DJFreshSA& @euphonik will you ever acknowledge drunking me & further raping me? 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 but nasidlwengula” the tweet read.
DJ Fresh and Euphonik’s rape case thrown out the window
Following this, the DJs disputed all claims of rape, charges were placed against them and they had to step back from all public participation. Prime Media suspended the duo before officially ending their relationship with them last week.
“I am aware that assertions have been made about me on social media and I understand that this is often the price of being in the public eye. The fact that these claims are untrue and from an unknown source does not make them less hurtful. Furthermore, I am deeply concerned that spurious allegations about GBV, especially as it is one of the most significant societal challenges in South Africa, undermine the gravity of legitimate incidents, and impact the urgency with which they are attended. Each time someone succumbs to the temptation of using GBV to further personal agendas, the cause to eradicate this scourge takes a step backwards. Please, should you have a substantiated concern or be the victim of a genuine case of GBV, I urge you to immediately go to your local police station and lay a charge. Pursuing the matter through a legal and criminal process is the best way to ensure that you get the protection you need, ”DJ Fresh said refutinf the rape claims.
With the rape case against DJ Fresh and Euphonik concluded, will the two be returning on air?