On Monday, April 27, D’ussé Palooza host, Christopher “Chris Stylezz” Samuels, was accused of sexual assault and coercion by at least 17 women on social media. D’ussé Palooza is a popular part franchise that partnered by D’USSE and Roc Nation after seven years of operating under the name, Hennypalooza.
The Guys Next Door podcast photographer, Cheyenne “Chey Millz” Skyy, took to Twitter her unfortunate account with Samuels, where she stated that he tried to coerce her into having sex with him during a ride home after a party. During the ride home, Skyy realized that Samuels had not been driving to her house, but to his. After arriving to his home, Samuels tried numerous sexual advances toward Skyy and she denied. Samuels then became upset and walked out of his apartment, leading the photographer to Brooklyn street corner at 3 a.m. and leaving her stranded.
Following the release of Chey Millz’s story, many other women began to come forward on Twitter, with screenshots and DMs of conversations with Samuels, where he has taken unauthorized footage of having sex with women and threatened to released them.
Furthermore, D’ussé Palooza’s General Manager and [The] Joe Budden Podcast member, Rory Farrell, has also been accused of having prior knowledge of Samuels’ behavior. Farrell addressed the situation on the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, released Wednesday morning.
“My initial thoughts are with any woman who has been a victim in this. I pray you find peace in all actions that took place. I hear you,” said Farrell. From my point of view, that’s not behavior I condone, it’s not behavior I enable, it’s not behavior I’ve participated in or behavior I’ve even seen in my life and that’s my stance on that portion.”
You can listen below at the 7:19 mark:
After three days of allegations, D’ussé Palooza severed ties with Samuels on Tuesday (Apr. 28) afternoon after launching an internal investigation.
Samuels’ former colleagues have spoken out against the actions of the host:
Following the franchise’s decision, Samuels went on Instagram Live to apologize for his disrespect towards women, but doesn’t admit to the allegations brought against him.
“I still can stand on what I did. I still can stand on disrespecting women. I still can stand on that I was wrong,” Samuels stated. “Rape? I’m not standing on that.”
No charges have been brought against Samuels at this time.