Another three men accuse Afrika Bambaataa of child molestation
Hip-hop pioneer denied the original accusations and called it a 'negligent attack on my character '
Getty Nick Levine, 20th April 2016 Another three men have accused Afrika Bambaataa of child molestation.
The men approached the New York Daily News after Ronald Savage, a 50-year-old man from the Bronx, alleged that Bambaataa forced him to perform oral sex on him several times when Savage was around 13 or 14 years old. At the time, Bambaataa – real name Kevin Donovan – would have been around 21 years old.
Hassan Campbell, 39, has now claimed he was sexually assaulted by Bambaataa, head of the influential hip-hip collective Universal Zulu Nation, on several occasions when he was 12 and 13 years old.
"He is a pervert. He likes little boys," Campbell alleged.
A 51-year-old man named Troy also accused Bambaataa of molestation, telling the publication: "I've been dealing with this for years. It's a shame this didn't come out earlier."
Meanwhile, a third, 50-year-old man who wishes to remain anonymous said: "I know what Ronald Savage is saying is true because he did it to me."
Bambaataa has denied Savage's original accusations, but has yet to respond to the new set of claims.
"These allegations are baseless and are a cowardly attempt to tarnish my reputation and legacy in hip-hop at this time," he said in a statement to Rolling Stone after being accused by Savage. "This negligent attack on my character will not stop me from continuing my battle and standing up against the violence in our communities, the violence in the nation and the violence worldwide."