Record Producer The-Dream Accused of Sexual Assault by Ex-Protege

Hit-making record producer The-Dream, known for producing hits like Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” has been accused of sexual assault by his former protege, Chanaaz Mangroe, also known as Channii Monroe.

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court, Mangroe alleges that The-Dream lured her into an abusive and manipulative relationship, filled with physical assaults, violent sexual encounters, and psychological manipulation. She claims that the Grammy-winning producer promised to make her the next Beyoncé and Rihanna, but instead, he demanded intimate details about her life, forced her to diet and exercise excessively, use drugs and alcohol, and raped her.

Furthermore, Mangroe accuses The-Dream of disrupting her music career by forcing her to leave her previous record label, leading to financial losses. She stated that the trauma and anxiety from her experience with The-Dream made it impossible for her to pursue her goals as a singer and songwriter.

The producer, whose legal name is Terius Gesteelde-Diamant, denied the allegations and expressed his opposition to all forms of harassment. His label Contra Paris, LLC and Epic Records are also named in the lawsuit.

Mangroe, now 33, decided to speak out about her experience, saying, “Ultimately, my silence has become too painful, and I realized that I need to tell my story to heal.”

The lawsuit has sparked controversy and raised questions about the treatment of artists in the music industry. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.