R&B singer Brian McKnight is responding to rumors that a porn star was raped in his house while he was out of town, RadarOnline is reporting.
The singer is confirming that these shocking claims were made, but is insisting it was investigated thoroughly by police who haven’t made any arrests.
These claims became public when website Media Takeout reported that Alana Evans posted tweets on her Twitter stating that in 2008 she was raped by a man in McKnight’s home. She also claimed that the singer’s two teenage sons held her down while the man raped her.
Since then she’s closed her Twitter page to “outsiders,” but according to reports posted on Media Takeout, she’s making accusations that the Los Angeles police department didn’t help her in any way because she’s a porn star.
McKnight is now speaking out on these claims.
“We take the accusations made by Ms. Evans very seriously,” McKnight said in an official statement to RadarOnline.com.
“I was made aware of a party at my house in my absence in December of 2008. I was in NYC, and both my boys (ages 15 & 17 at that time) were at the house with some friends. I can confirm that Ms. Evans was in fact at the house, as I discovered she provided some of the liquor. Being as I was not home at the time, I cannot speak absolutely regarding all the events of the evening, however my sons did inform me that due to Ms. Evans level of intoxication, that they placed her alone in a bedroom so she could ‘sleep it off.’ The next morning Ms. Evans stayed and socialized at the house until approximately 2PM.”
Evans claims her rapist is Nicholas Hayes, an allegation that McKnight is acknowledging in his statement.
“Two days after the party, Ms. Evans contacted the LAPD,” McKnight continued in the statement. “The police came to the house and questioned the entire family and Mr. Hayes with the full cooperation of the McKnight family. Mr. Hayes retained a lawyer, and cooperated in a month long investigation. The police concluded that no rape had occurred, and no charges were ever filed. This information is all part of the official police report. Rape is a very serious matter, and not something we take lightly. I truly hope that Ms. Evans was not discriminated by the police because of her profession. I believe that the police concluded simply that no crime had taken place. That being said, if I ever had knowledge of such a vile and reprehensible act by anyone whether they were friends or family, I would never work to ‘protect’ that person. The statement that Mr. Hayes has been banned from my home is not true. “
He ended the statement with, “Thank you, Brian, Brian Jr & Niko McKnight.”
These are serious allegations to make and if it turns out true, this man needs to pay. It shouldn’t matter what her profession is. Rape is rape and the Nicholas needs to pay for his crime.