When it comes to claims of sexual assault against Trey Songz, he has an ally in his corner: a woman testified that a lawyer for Songz’s alleged victim prepared to offer her up to $200,000 to alter her story and make Trey the fall person, a claim the lawyer reject.
Trey is currently involved in a sexual assault lawsuit filed by a woman named Jauhara Jeffries, who claims he violated her at a 2017 New Year’s Eve party in Florida.Embed from Getty Images
TMZ obtained a synopsis from a recent court proceeding in the case, during which a woman named Mariah Thielen gave testimony that she did meet with Jeffries’ lawyer, Ariel Mitchell, in April 2021 at a Miami bar. Thielen claims Mitchell smelled like weed and was carrying a weapon during the meeting.
According to the document, Thielen, who was present with Jeffries the evening of Trey’s alleged sexual assault, claims Mitchell offered her between $100,000-$200,000 if she lied and claimed she observed Trey sexually assault Jeffries and also say that Trey also assaulted her. Mitchell allegedly stated that she was attempting to portray Trey as “the next R. Kelly.”
According to the transcript, Thielen claims Mitchell’s strategy was to present her accusations to Trey’s team in the hopes of achieving a monetary settlement, and her fabrications would help to increase that sum.Embed from Getty Images
Thielen claims she turned down the offer, saying she would have not made false statements for even $10 million and immediately reported the meeting to Trey’s team of lawyers.
Mitchell refutes the allegations, telling TMZ, “We’re highly confident and certain the court will find the witness committed perjury. Parties are still awaiting the judges’ further instructions on how to proceed given the witness’s inconsistent testimony during the hearing.”
Mitchell’s partner, George Vrabeck, resigned from the case, citing “multiple grounds for withdrawal” under the Florida Rules of Professional Conductbut Mitchell claims this is solely due to “he will be representing me against the parties involved in this disgraceful motion brought by Trey Songz and his representatives.”Embed from Getty Images
Surprisingly, both Ariel and George backed out of a case in which they represented a woman who accused Chris Brown of sexual assault and sued for $20 million. Both left promptly after Chris posted a number of text messages and voicemail messages from the woman, giving the impression that they were cordial. Ariel stated that she resigned because she was unaware of the messages.