The 50-year-old musician, real name Todd Anthony Shaw, has been accused of sexual assault by a young woman who is a protégée of the rapper.

According to TMZ.com, the woman alleges she was with Short at a Los Angeles residence on 1 November (16), when he sexually attacked her. The website reports she told police she was a virgin, and said that despite the provocative videos she has starred in in the past, she never gave the musician consent. She went to the police with her claims a month after the alleged incident took place.

However, sources close to Short strongly refute the claims, with the rapper insisting he never had any sexual contact with the woman. The insiders add that the woman was formerly signed to his record label but was dropped, leading to her inventing the story. Apparently, she later asked Short to re-sign her, so the rapper views her rape allegations as a form of extortion.

TMZ add that Short has yet to make contact with police over the claims.