UPDATE: Rapper "Fat Joe" & His Entourage Questioned By Madison Police

UPDATED Friday, June 25, 2010 --- 9:00 a.m.

CNN is reporting that Rapper Fat Joe has been "officially cleared" after Madison police investigated an alleged sexual assault reported by a woman last weekend.

This is according to his lawyer.

CNN.com included the following in its report: "Fat Joe had no contact with and never spoke to his accuser," attorney Dawn Florio said in a statement Thursday night. "He was questioned for a few minutes at his hotel room and was never detained by the police."


Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 --- 11:10 a.m.

Incident report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type:
Sexual Assault

Incident Date:
06/21/2010 - 12:46 AM

400 Block North Lake Street

Ongoing Investigation


33-year-old female of Madison

At approximately 12:46 AM, Madison Police were dispatched to the 400 block of N. Lake Street reference allegations of a sexual assault.

After police arrived on scene, allegations by a 33-year-old female involved the entourage of Joseph Cartagena (AKA “Fat Joe”), after a hip hop concert at the Orpheum Theater on 6/20/2010.

The concert started at 7pm at The Orpheum Theater (located at 216 State Street), and shortly after the concert had concluded, a 33-year-old female found herself inside of a Cadillac Limousine with Joseph Cartagena and other male subjects all with the destination of a hotel located on Madison’s west side.

There were allegations of inappropriate touching involving the female, and after some time had elapsed, the female reported this matter to Madison Police.

This investigation is ongoing.

Details are continuing to be developed in this matter.

Cartagena was questioned along with others in his entourage.

Detectives briefly detained subjects involved in this matter, and released parties after interviews were completed.

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