Hip-hop svengali Damon Dash has been accused of rape by a former model.

KIRSTIE THOMPSON filed a suit yesterday (13JAN04) in Manhattan's Supreme Court, claiming the Roc-A-Fella Records mogul sexually assaulted her for 15-seconds on New Year's Day 2003.

Thompson alleges Dash, the former fiance of late singer Aaliyah, forced himself on her while she was under the influence of alcohol and ecstasy in a Brazilian hotel room.

The beauty told American newspaper NEW YORK POST, "Damon came up to me and asked me - and literally, these were his words, 'Will you have sex with me?'

"He asked me that three times, and I said absolutely no. And he said, 'Everyone has sex with me.'"

Thompson claims that after she went to sleep in her hotel room, she recalls being woken up by hearing a friend escorting the music and fashion mogul into the room, telling him, "She hasn't had much sex."

Thompson continues, "The next second he's on top of me. For 10-15 seconds at 8:30 in the morning, he was on top of me. I screamed out to my best friend, and nothing happened, and I certainly passed out.

"After waking up at 1:30 p.m., examining myself, I knew something terrible had happened, I had been raped."

Dash's spokesperson, Amanda Silverman, has labelled the claims as "baseless and untrue".

Silverman says, "These are ludicrous allegations. Damon hasn't been charged with anything."

14/01/2004 17:14