Zeke Thomas

Joshua Thomas, son of NBA legend Isiah Thomas, is speaking out about a crime that has gone underreported in the gay community for too long: forcible rape.

Thomas, who goes by the nom de guerre DJ Zeke, spoke out in a sexual prevention PSA video about his experience at the hands of another man.

He also spoke in graphic detail to NYmag.com.

Thomas, 28, said he was raped in his Chicago apartment by a man he met on the gay dating app Grindr last year.

“Nothing against Grindr. I’ve met great people on Grindr I’ve had sex with great people on Grindr. I can’t blame an app. But you don’t know sh-t about people you meet on it.” he said.

Thomas said he hung out with the man in a recording studio, then several days later, he hooked up again with the man for a drink at a bar in Boys Town, a gay neighborhood in Chicago.

He said the man slipped a date rape drug in his drink. “All I remember is… getting in the cab. I know that I got drugged... It was literally like with Bill Cosby. When those women were like: I woke up and he was fixing me breakfast or whatever.”

Thomas described what happened next:

“My ass was destroyed. Destroyed. I’m bleeding. And I’m just like–terrified. I can’t move. I didn’t move from my apartment for two days. I didn’t move. I didn’t talk to anybody. I froze.”

Thomas is the latest in a long line of celebrity children who have come out as gay, bisexual or transgender, because their famous parents weren't there for them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So Magic has a son who is gay and Isiah has a son who's gay.
    I guess that shouldn't be a surprise.
    Ahem!!!

  • LibraGirlonly

    WTF is thissssss?

  • Anunnaki

    Looks at calendar................Nope don't see Gay day in Red...Goes back to work

  • Quitedeliteful

    I feel sorry for this young man... Nobody deserves to be raped. Damn!!! To wake up bloody and torn has to be devastating....

  • Yardgirl

    I agree! Awful!!

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Girl, I'm not single, but black males scare the $h!t outta me nowadays.. I can't.. *don't come for me*

  • Blak

    Is it rape if you were gonna screw them anyway?

  • SpiceGirl

    just awful.....

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Prayers for his healing ish is awful...

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Yes. If drugged. You may not have wanted to go THAT far. Bleeding, hell no.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Hmmmm! Well this is what happens and can happen to both men and women when u get involved with random people u meet online and I do mean on any social media site to meet people. Rather he put himself in that situation or not, all people both man and woman have to choose wisely who they get involved with and take some time out to get to know that person b4 they decide to take them back home with them. Most people who meet people online thinks if U invite me over right away, without us dating first, going to dinner or a movie a few times then in their minds they assume U two are fuking. Rape is wrong period and no one g*y or straight should be violated!

    I did hear him say the first time he was raped was at the age of 12…. Parents I know a lot of u are busy working and doing your own thing BUT your #1 priority is to not only work to provide for your children but to protect them as well! U must pay attention and be wise in the decisions of allowing friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, and of course some family members around your children bcuz a pedophile can be deeply hidden within a person u don’t know or u think u know.

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Didn't magic and Isaiah kiss in the mouth on the court one time? ?

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Why? Are you saying they were bisexual?

  • i troll it like i see it

    This is awful. I can't even imagine the pain he went through, hell, still GOING through because it's not like this kind of emotional pain goes away.

  • Tammie Reed

    The tv was on and I heard this conversation on GMA but I was a bit confused and he said it happened more than once. He is a tall guy, Im so confused but let me shut up! He also promoted some new music on there too______________

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't know about that but I know they always blew each other air kisses whenever they played.

    Like fathers like sons.

  • Birdman24

    No they definitely kissed on the cheek more then once. they have pictures have the kisses google them.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I'm not single either, thank God lol! But I'm not scared of the black male just more alert bcuz as we can see, a lot of them if they ain't in jail, they either hoeing around with many different women, or they are undercover g*y all I know is this shiit is crazy!

  • Lucy

    Really?...He was drugged, of course its rape. What planet do you live on?

  • Ni Ni

    Ain't that the truth....im content with living single the rest of my life.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes!!

  • Nonya Bizness

    That is awful. You do that to someone then nonchalantly make them breakfast? GTFOH with he's gay and others are gay because their parents weren't there for them. So where are all the g ay foster kids? According to your delusions, there shouldn't be any straight foster children.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Right and that's why I can't with some of these comments. No one WANTS to be raped. He was drugged that night and from my understanding the first time he was raped was when he was 12. What child wants to be violated and emotionally scarred for the rest of their lives? Let some of these idiots tell it, that was his fault too. Smh.

  • TamG

    I didn't know Isaiah Thomas had a gay son! Well I'll be.

    Semi OT: I remember hearing grumblings over the years that Magic Johnson and Isaiah Thomas were a "thing" back in the day when it was not as accepted as it is now. Not saying that "thing" is able to be inherited or anything but I do find it curious that both Magic and Isaiah sired children with that same "thing." Hmm

  • Nonya Bizness

    Well when the choice is taken away from you, of course it's r ape. You could be butt naked in the bed, putting the c ondom on, and change your mind. If the other person continues, that's r ape.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Why are you meeting random strangers online and inviting them to your home? Discernment. Get you some. Never blame the victim- but people really need to use their dam brain.

  • bemetoo
  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Magic was caught in a car with a "trams" back in the day, this led to (including their horrible season) of him being fired from his coaching position with the Knicks).

  • Blaque Mahogany

    More than once with the same person/same time or multiple people? I'm hoping he wasn't raped by multiple people...

  • bemetoo

    girl my gay friend said he went to the adult book store to suck a dack (dont judge him) and this older black guy with a huge dack tried to rape him in the private room

  • bemetoo

    girl it be the big ones who want dack

  • morenYAHdelsur

    "I’ve had sex with great people on Grindr"

    Have mercy! Can you be more coy sir! LOL

  • Oh Tommie

    Awww....Sandy's parents weren't there for her.

  • Ni Ni

    From my understanding, he was raped at age 12 then again as an adult by someone he met on grindr.

  • Oh Tommie

    Right...take them to the hotel, motel Holiday Inn...at least they have cameras. Hahaha

  • Boonella

    Isaiah wasn't there for his son....how do you know this????

  • Shira Harding-James

    All of this and then some.
    When I was online dating after my divorce I was always called a prude or men would become frustrated with me and no longer wasted thier time when I didn't want to meet up in person after just meeting online. I just don't think in a few conversations you're able to gage the type of person you are dealing with. I call it being cautious, however it doesn't mean a person has to be raped because they chose to meet soon neither

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yes! I remember that clearly.

  • Guest

    He said "My ass was destroyed." TMI Mr. Thomas. smh.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I really don't think that the overwhelming majority of black men are ghey, any more than I believe that the majority of black men are criminals. This imagery is intentional. Period. There are straight black men out her. Don't fall for the bs.

  • datATLboi

    This was sad but that's the risk you take (Men and Women) when you meet up with anyone and NOT just on an app. I feel like Rapists are the scum of the earth

  • Blaque Mahogany

    In case no one told you today, you're an idiot.

  • shun king

    Sick and disgusting and I bet he has HIV

  • YES I SAID IT…

    The dating scene is not the same anymore. My bestie is in the dating scene at this time and she is always talking about how she meets these guys online and none of them are interested in dating but are interested in her sending them n*ked pics and then bedding her right away. Like something is definitely wrong here bcuz back in the day b4 when I was dating my husband, he knew he had to work hard and treat me like a lady b4 he can even find out if I wear big girl drawers or no drawers at all lol!

    I told my friend to make rules for herself, like how many dates or months b4 u go back to his house or b4 U invite him over. U gotta treat every new person in your life as if they have a motive until they show u different

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Reminds me of the dude from that boy group that Omarion was in. He said that their manager raped him. He was like, "All I know is my butt hurt".

  • 2brefrank

    This is gross to say the least. But i betcha he will be right back on that site or another site when he's lonely looking for the next person ready to hook up. People really don't love themselves anymore.

  • imright

    stop meeting up with strangers !!! ????

  • imright

    ??? wooooord!!!

  • Ni Ni

    He needs to get some self control.

  • A D N

    His butt was destroyed and bleeding and he didn't go to the ER? Wow!

  • Benita Renee’

    EXACTLY!!

  • Tammie Reed

    hmmm

  • Tammie Reed

    I can't!

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    It's the same amount of gay men as there has always been. It's just that more people are open about it. The gay population is maybe 5%....and that's being generous. Among Black people, it maybe higher or lower than that 5% but around that percentage. Folks are just overreacting.

  • Di Ana

    Yes, Isaiah and Magic used to kiss each other on the lips publically back in the days. They were just best friends, that's all.

  • A D N

    I would pass out if my son told me this story. Literally just fall over!

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    I agree. I think gay men are more seen in media so it makes it easy for someone to holler "why are there so many gay Black men now?". They were *always* in Hollywood doing hair, makeup, etc....now, they are just in front of the screens. A lot of news anchors and newscasters now are gay Black males as well.

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    The only thing sick and disgusting is you assuming his health status. You don't know what that man has. We also don't know what you have so let's call it even lol

  • NeverSurprised

    Good for you for exhibiting a little common sense, something that is in dreadfully short supply these days.

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    It sounds like he is still on the site and never got off even after the incident....

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    The real tea is he's on Grindr (the white male gay app) and not Jack'd (the Black male gay app).........leave that crazy white meat alone.

  • SouljaSociety

    Exactly... Listen I'm from the A, and trust me, niggas aint gay like the media try to make you think. They try to paint black men in a bad light, and paint ATL a progressive black city in a bad light to prevent brothas from moving out here and starting black families.

  • 2brefrank

    Thanks for confirming because i could only read the write up since I'm at work. It is so shameful that folks these days have to learn the hard way. I guess there aren't enough news reports out there for him to see that folks are crazy and losing it and diseased! He won't be satisfied sounds like until he's dead. SMH.

  • Concerned

    But he didn't invite him to his home

  • SouljaSociety

    Lol you talkin bout Raz B.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Never accept a drink from a stranger or leave it unattended. The end result U will regret forever.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ok. I didn't watch it. I wasn’t sure if he was saying he was raped by mutiple men that he met on grindr.

  • MistaO

    Gross

  • Guess Who

    UM....felt his manhood was taken.....bleeding and destroyed azz. I'm going to hold my mule on this...
    ... and speaking of mules, apparently he took a mule sized dyck if his azz was demolished like that.

    My bad, I'm sorry. Please strike from the record.

  • starbright9449

    Some people are too ashamed to even go to the police or get help for themselves.

  • freelancepimp .

    “My ass was destroyed. Destroyed."

  • MistaO

    So these dudes just be on these apps screwing just anybody? People just nasty and disgusting today. Then people sit crying and mad at the world when they end up with std(s)...

  • rachel

    I once saw a video of Isaiah Thomas and Magic Johnson greeting each other with kisses on the basketball court before a game... Interesting that both of their sons are flaming gays.

  • Judas & GOD

    stop lol

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    The worst part is the down low dudes who quietly do this stuff on the side, then go back to their wives and girlfriends, bringing all kinds of diseases with them.

  • Django the God

    I was having lunch...

  • morenYAHdelsur

    SOMETHING! Casually mentioning his sexcapades LOL.

  • Minx Mosaic

    Not ALL people who comes out telling their story is doing it to help others. Some just want the spotlight. He seems to fit that bill in my opinion. And the media loves to put this type of imagery in our minds. The way they allowed him to be so detailed about the events is very telling about what their true agenda is.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I think this happen to a male family member on my father's side of the family. We haven't heard from T in years. He only touch base with his mom here/there...even his siblings never hear from him. So my old school uncles summed it up that he was 'taken' when he was locked up and it screws with him.

    IDC to read the graphic details of Zeke. If you're willing to give it up, why rape? I don't want a lifeless body on my jank. How is there power in doing that to someone?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Wow what a way to connect the dots. Do you know I completely forgot about them greeting each other on the court with a kiss on the lips? And ur right, it's ironic both their sons turned out gay.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yep. I keep suggesting women download the apps just to see what guy in your office is on there, your church, the guy at your kid's t-ball game, etc. You'd be surprised.

    It's really fun when you work with hundreds or thousands of people in one building and the apps tell you x number of profiles are 0.02 miles away. I promise you gone by like oh schit who, where ?

  • Taylordanes

    ewww... that tis all.....

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    My sentiment exactly , he didn't say I used to meet . He said you don't know about the people you meet on it . Present tense. Scary ....

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    mmmm most guys are on at least 2-3 apps for sure. honestly, the same guys are on all of them. Like POF or black people meet, you come across the exact same people.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    That's a stretch though.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I agree. Dating trade in the Atl aint that easy cuz the guys aren't gay or at least not with being with another hard leg. Will some of those same guys bang the breaks off a TS? Absolutely.

    But I agree. Atlanta's not as gay as the media portrays it to be. Now, NY cats get a pass for some reason, but biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiihhhh. Files nails.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Right. That reminds me of this guy who did a prank on his dad telling him about how he lost his virginity. His dad was so pumped like 'tell me about it son, come sit down.' The son was like 'I can't, my ass hurts.' I lol so hard when I saw that clip.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    They're very aggressive in these bath houses and adult book stores, especially when the twinks come in. All the pervs make their way behind the twinks.

  • Not Down With The BS

    Why is he on her show smiling?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yep, I see big burly guys and damn gaydar be sounding off. Those big guys be wanting that pipe deep in those guts.

  • sunni_daze

    Must be a clause in the parents contracts, that the kids have to grow up damaged.

  • bemetoo

    What adult book store you go to

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    YOU TRIED IT (it's closed down)!!

  • speakinmymind

    #stricken
    ?????

  • T865!

    ????this is sad, but the pictures are hilarious..

  • EMILY POST

    That's too bad for him. I hope he gets help.
    Well after seeing the type of anything goes women that a lot of entertainment industry types marry.. and you really have to wonder what's wrong with the kids??...A lot of men start families with women with questionable sexuality... what type of family example Do the moms at home set.. they have the kids by the good looking woman not necessarily the good moral or family oriented woman.

  • SuperScooper1

    What was going on at Magic and Isaiah's homes when Zeke and EJ were growing up?

    And Zeke, ask your Daddy where that alleged manuscript the late Jermaine Stewart was writing about DL Hollywood disappeared to. I'd love to read it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWZisnZ-RGE

  • sexiestGaymanAlive

    You talkin bout a friend of yours who casually frequents book stores to suck and dick and ask not to judge. Bish I'm judging.

  • sexiestGaymanAlive

    Why do people always act like stuff must have gone on celebs homes to make their children gay. I'm sure the Thomas home was just as normal as anyone else, he tried to be the best father he knew how.

    PS: Famous, successful people have gay offsprings just like regular folks. Just like your own, nephews, sons, sisters, and cousins.

    Stop being so dam insecure about your own sexuality. We have always existed, just that we are more visible now because major religions have successfully shut down our numbers throughout history. Now that is over now because society is more tolerant and accepting. We probably make up like 15% of the population and why is that a bad thing. Overpopulation anyone?

  • Look@m3

    please pull video....

  • sexiestGaymanAlive

    Sandra I think it is very disingenuous of you to insinuate that people aren't born gay; that parenting or some lifestyle factor causes it. Have some integrity. Why are you a lesbian.

  • Dahl

    Not for nothing, but both of their facial expressions throughout this interview are very inappropriate for the subject matter. I can see smiling at the end at being a survivor, but neither should be cheesing at this man "his manhood being taken" by getting his butt hole ripped outta place...

  • A-way29

    No one is born gay.

  • pure_rachet

    So no hospital visit? Police report? FOH. I didnt watch the interview though so....

  • Gigi

    I'm crying ...Lol

  • Dahl

    So that book was supposed to be about Isaiah Thomas?? Do tell!! I'd heard he starting wringing about his exploits, died suddenly, and the manuscript lost, never to be seen again. I always wondered who'd be in it, I'm sure it was juicy...

  • dontgetblocked

    What can I say? No shame in speaking out about rape as a child. But a grown ass man getting his ass destroyed...sigh. He wasn't in prison and he could have pressed charges. The alleged rapist is still walking around and he's doing national interviews. This sounds and feels like a publicity stunt. Gay men are over the top and have no shame. Yeah, I said it.

  • Chrys S.

    Thank you Dr. Rose.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    The stuff that people used to be embarrassed about back in the day, they're not embarrassed about any more.

  • IAmLegend

    This guy looks terrible. He is HIV Positive and known for participating in risky sexual relations. IF he was raped I feel bad for him but he likely wasn't and is just looking for attention.

  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    She gets on my last nerves

  • hottlanta

    Him not reporting it has nothing to do with his parents involvement in his life. It is the illusion that the gay community try to portray that they don't commit crimes such as rape. Everybody bothers them but they don't bother nobody. Which is a joke and a lie.

  • ThisHarryHere

    HA!!!

  • abby500

    Good lord....

  • abby500

    Hahaaaaa

  • bemetoo

    Lol..I he didn't say, I just asume that was the case

  • bemetoo

    Lol you caught it !!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Chile bye.. ......Lord forgive me if it's true

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I see! Letting all that dirty laundry out LOL.

  • SuperScooper1

    You know about as much as I do because (as you said) the manuscript "disappeared" shortly after he died.

    It's alleged Eddie, Arsenio, Magic, Sugar, Isaiah, Johnny, and the late Jermaine Stewart were getting down in the late 80s/Early 90s at Magic's mansion parties...Alleged Trans "entertainment" etc.

  • interestingconcept1

    Damn! Who made Sandrarose gay? Was she raped? groomed? ignored by her parents? WHAT? Because I hear she is gay, yet...girl get some therapy and stop blaming your parents because you desire vagina.

  • dontgetblocked

    You're crossing the line. You never know what a person has gone through. It's nothing to joke about. Why don't you delete your post?

  • interestingconcept1

    Nope. She is always blaming the parents.

  • stanley

    He seems like a nice young man. But I'm curious. Why does the Son of an NBA Star have to meet people using an dating app? You would think he would already have plenty of access to pretty much date anyone that he wants, I think he was addicted to sex and risk taking.

    Dating apps are for people who simply don't get out much, but he's a popular DJ that frequently go to clubs? It seems fishy to me. And I bet it was a White man that rapped him lol.. Black gay men don't use drugs to bang lol... I'm glad he learned a lesson, and wasn't killed.

    Some of these "gays" love dating dudes that consider themselves "Straight" and have mental issues.

  • Tea??

    Keep your ass off sex apps people gay or straight. I had a gay guy friend that lived in Grindr part of it was he hadn't came out to his family yet so sex with strangers was easier for him but he would bring these strangers to his home, go to theirs, or meet up in parks etc. I used to worry about him because of this very reason. Stay off these apps you don't know what your walking into trying to get your
    D?ck wet ??

  • shun king

    Well I know what I have that's what's matters to me and the CDC also know what black gay males have

  • IntroSpective

    She's spoken/written on it many times before...

  • reddfoxxy16

    I CANT BELIEVE HE ACTUALLY TOLD AN INTERVIEWER, THAT HIS "ASS WAS DESTROYED",& "HE WAS BLEEDING"...SMH...PLEASE TELL ME HE DIDN'T LET THOSE WORDS COME OUT OF HIS MOUTH!!!!!

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    ???

  • sexiestGaymanAlive

    I was bitch.

  • sexiestGaymanAlive

    I was bitch.

  • A-way29

    No, you wasn't.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I think that's just his resting facial expression....or out of nervousness

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    lmao I sure did.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Gays have no filter aka no couth.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    You are not gay because your parents are not there for you !!! I know plenty of gay people who have both parents in their life and they are gay as gay is long !!!.. You are gay because you like the same sex plane and simple !!!

  • dontgetblocked

    How does one lose all dignity? Just an embarrassment. Brags about having sex with men from apps and then says his ass was destroyed. In what world is this acceptable?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    A lot of gay men are self-destructive because of their internalized hatred and shame. How else can you explain their need to engage in risky sexual activity?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    My parents have been married since the mid-sixties and I'm gay. I knew I was different when I was 5 years old.

  • Shira Harding-James

    So true the dating life has really changed. I was quite amazed and overwhelmed by it all because I wasn't used to it. When I met my ex husband I set rules only because of my morals in the beginning he tested them because he was so used to getting his way and really thought he was going to change my mind. but He found out really quick that I wasn't budging and soon respected every single one. The rules were set to protect myself not run game.

  • Keekz

    Well said.

  • Shira Harding-James

    That's great advice to give your friend. Don't get me wrong I won't judge the decisions people make regarding their body, it's just not for me is all

  • Keekz

    Well he was disclosing the details of his rape....His azz being destroyed and bleeding is a detail.?

  • Keekz

    I agree

  • Keekz

    People(homo and heterosexuals) are reckless and lazy. There is no way in hell I'm trolling an app for a date, let alone sex.

  • Not Down With The BS

    I could see that, especially nervousness.

  • Disqus_year4016

    He been gay. It's sad he got raped. Y he didn't go to the cops? He don't need a dating app, there's plenty of gay men in hollywood.

  • reddfoxxy16

    SMH...I...JUST..DON'T..WANT..2..BELIEVE..HE..SAID..THAT...I..HAVE..2...SEE...THE..VIDEO..WHERE..HE..SAYS..IT..OUT...OF..HIS..OWN...CRAZY....MOUTH...

  • reddfoxxy16

    I...HAVE..2...SEE...THE...VIDEO...WHERE...HE...SAYS...THIS...OUTTA...HIS........OWN...MOUTH....B4...I..BELIEVE..IT....LOL....

  • dontgetblocked

    TMI

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Plenty of gay, and downlow men on Craigslist. Terrible he was raped, he should have went to the police.

  • Maxima

    I can see him publicizing this to get back at his father. From what I've heard, Isaiah Thomas is a mean, nasty SOB.

    As for these OUTlandish gay children of these athletes, it is not that their parents were not there for them, it is just the sexual sins being visited upon the children. It is a spiritual energy these men let in and it is on their children.

  • Jussjess25

    Wow

  • Giantstepp

    Funny that two of the NBA's biggest stars in the 80's, Magic and Isaiah- who were very good friends have gay sons.

  • shun king

    He live a dangerous life style

  • Banka

    A detail that we did not need to hear.!

  • jayhawkpride

    Jermaine Stewart was definitely messing with Magic!

  • Nataliegaye

    hmmmmmm...Interesting indeed

  • Banka

    If a person is gay be gay, kool but do not waste your time or mine trying to justify it. No explanation needed so live your life.!!!

  • Banka

    He probably used to his ass destroyed. joke of the day, Do you want to be destroyed or do you want to be the Destroyer!!!!

  • Banka

    Then why say it in a interview.?

  • Banka

    lol now that interview was funny.

  • Luci Lu

    Let's be clear Sandra: Celebrity children don't "come out" as LGBTQ because their "parents weren't there for them". They come out because they are LGBTQ, and they refuse to hide who they really are to please society, and make other people "feel comfortable".

  • 2telldatruth

    And Isiah's brother died from Aids.

  • starbright9449

    Probably got more comfortable talking about it. Some people go through denial then acceptance. Some can't even think about it but eventually they're able to talk about it after some time. I'm not saying that's the case with him but it does happen.

  • Banka

    This is true .