Sean Kingston has settled up with the 22-year-old girl who accused the singer and his former bodyguards of gang rape back in 2010. Kingston is said to have settled NOT because he's admitting guilt, but because his upcoming tour and new album release will prevent him from focusing his energies on a messy civil trial.
Our sources close to Kingston's team say he paid the alleged victim only a fraction of what she asked for in order to make the lawsuit disappear as soon as possible. They didn't tell us the exact amount of the settlement. That said, we're told Kingston believes he would have won the case outright if it went to trial, the same way he dodged criminal charges three years ago.
As one source said, "Her story wasn't consistent. She told various stories throughout her interviews with police. Her friend's story wasn't consistent with hers. The medical report had no indications of force." Capeloto claims the bodyguard picked her up and placed her on top of Kingston, and all three of the men proceeded to gang rape her while she was "obviously intoxicated, incapable of consent." Capeloto also states that she was taken to the hospital by the police and was treated for physical injuries consistent with rape.
As we reported, Kingston acknowledged having sex with the 19 year old but said the sex was consensual. The lawsuit is expected to be dismissed shortly.
Sean was scheduled to perform at the University of Western Ontario on September 7th for the school's Orientation week but the school pulled the plug Friday, saying, "Having Mr. Kingston perform could cloud the values surrounding O-Week," adding the school has "zero tolerance for sexual assault."