Rumors that R&B singer Pleasure P (real name Marcus Cooper) is a child molester are spreading like wildfire on the web. Various blogs have posted what are purported to be official documents that show that two children were removed from Pleasure P’s home by the state of Florida in 2006. And it’s getting really ugly when it comes to the alleged victims, who are his 4 years old niece and his 3 years old nephew.
The supposed court documents were made public through the Twitter account of “AGoldstein” or Ashley Goldstein, who claims to be the daughter of the lawyer that represented Pleasure P while he tried to get the details of the molestation case sealed. She says that Pleasure P never paid her father for his services and because of this she decided to go public.
Pleasure P, who was the lead singer for R&B group Pretty Ricky, ventured off on his own in 2007 to pursue a solo career. Bewildered fans were left in the dark about the reason for his departure from the group and no detailed explanation was given. On December 2, Pretty Ricky issued a statement saying discuss their former group member’s departure in depth due to legal issues, but did confirm that he was kicked out of Pretty Ricky. Many are now speculating he was forced to leave because of the molestation charges.
On December 3, Pleasure P used his personal website to deny the claims by issuing a statement. ”All of the recent rumors and accusations that are being circulated about me are 100-percent false,” the statement reads. “They are disgusting and vile, and they are being spread by individuals with their own sick agendas. The purported documents that are also being circulated are forgeries. I have never met or known anyone by the name of ‘AGoldstein’ or Laura Goldstein or Ashley Goldstein, which I believe are fictitious names. I have never been represented by an attorney named Goldstein. For someone to go to such depths to assassinate my character and slander my good name is truly criminal. My attorneys are investigating this matter and will take all necessary and appropriate action to protect my name and reputation.” The Boyfriend #2 singer, who was supposedly a minor himself at the time of the molestation, is not a registered sex offender.
These accusations come on the heels of Pleasure P’s first Grammy nominations for his debut album “The Introduction of Marcus Cooper.” On one hand, bitter rivals could have used this moment as an opportunity to hinder Pleasure P’s musical success. On the other, if he really did commit these crimes the public should be able to decide if they are willing to support a child molester.
Stayed tuned for updates…
Pleasure P, “Boyfirend #2”
Written by Shaira Brereton