Reggae music icon Capleton has fallen victim to an elaborate extortion attempt news coming out of Jamaica states that the reggae icon was arrested yesterday and charged with rape.
The police have also confirmed that they are conducting an investigation into allegations made by the entertainer that he is being extorted by the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her.
Capleton, whose real name is Clifton Bailey, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday.
The police say the woman, who is a hairdresser, reported that she was hired by the 51-year-old entertainer and went to a hotel in New Kingston on April 28 to groom his hair.
According to the police, she claimed that while there he held her down and had sexual intercourse with her against her will.
The woman made a report to the police on May 2.
The police say later that day the entertainer went to the Half-Way Tree police station and reported a case of extortion against the woman.
A close source to Capleton told MCN “Capleton and the woman did have consensual sex however after the act the woman demanded $400,000JMD from the artiste when Capleton refused the woman falsely reported him to the police”
he went on to say “that there are text messages” between Capleton and his accuser that collaborate his story of extortion and hopefully, the rastas name will soon be cleared”