Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Dancehall artiste, Mr Lex, was arrested and charged with rape in New York, United States of America on Friday.

The deejay, whose real name is Christopher Palmer, was arrested after a woman reported to the police that he sexually molested her. He is now out on bail.

It is alleged that on Thursday night while the woman was in her room at a hotel in Queens, New York, the deejay forced himself on her. The police arrested Mr Lex the next morning.

out on bail

The deejay was given bail on Saturday and is booked to appear in court on November 2.

When contacted by THE STAR yesterday, Earlton Clarke, Mr Lex's manager, admitted that the deejay had been charged. Clarke, however, said that the deejay, known for hit songs such as Full Hundred and Cook, was innocent of all charges.

"The matter is now before the court and we have all faith in the judicial system," he said.

Mr Lex, Clarke said, would never hurt women and the court would soon find he is innocent. He said the deejay knew the young lady and had the highest regard for her and her parents.

limited disclosure

According to Clarke, who spoke to THE STAR by telephone while travelling back to Jamaica, he didn't want to disclose much detail on the case, since it would be appearing before the court.

The manager said in the meantime, the deejay, who cannot leave the United States until his court appearance, would be working on some musical projects.

"He was up here voicing and working on some tracks when this thing happened. It just affected everything. He is still in shock about it because nothing like what they said (are alleging) happened," the manager said.

Mr Lex rose to fame in the late '90s with the hit song Gonna Make Some Money and quickly became one of dancehall music's hottest artistes. Things slowed down after a few years, however, and despite still having other records he has been out of the limelight for sometime.

Source: Jamaica Star

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