Will Smith Benny Medina

Jennifer Lopez‘s manager and production partner Benny Medina, right, vigorously denies attempting to rape actor Jason Dottley back in the day. Dottley, 36, told The Advocate, a publication targeted to the LGBT community, that Medina threw him on a bed and “stuck his tongue down my mouth.”

In the article, Dottley, who is openly gay, says he was 24 when he met Medina, now 59, in a bar in West Hollywood while he was out with his Sordid Lives co-star T. Ashanti Mozelle, and the three of them headed back to the manager’s Los Angeles mansion.

Dottley, pictured above, told the publication Medina led him to a bedroom and forcefully threw him on the bed, before allegedly straddling him and pinning him down. Dottley recalls he started to cry and beg Medina to stop. But the mogul kept repeating, “I’m having you! Oh, I will have you.”

“His forearm was bearing down on my neck so hard that I don’t know how much longer I would have remained conscious,” says Dottley.

He said his co-star Mozelle “burst into the room” and allegedly told Medina to get off him.

He accuses Medina of sending him a threatening text to keep him silent days later. He ended up keeping the “shameful secret” from his loved ones for nearly 10 years, but he eventually shared the secret with his manager Renee Bailey.

An attorney for Medina, who has also worked with mega actor Will Smith (pictured above with Medina during happier times), issued a statement shutting down the accusations, insisting the music mogul “categorically denies the allegation of attempted rape”.

Medina joins a long sordid list of Hollywood elites who have been accused of using their power to sexually abuse others.

Hollywood figures like Brett Ratner, Kevin Spacey, George Takei and Louis C.K. are among the rich and powerful to be exposed for misconduct ever since disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein was hit with multiple claims of sexual harassment in early October.

Takei, 80, who was accused of drugging and attempting to rape a male model and actor continues to deny the claims. On Sunday, he tweeted that “Russian bots” were behind the accusations — despite graphic videos of him masturbating young men on the Howard Stern Show this year.

Twitter.com and YouTube have disabled the videos in a shameless bid to protect Takei, who admitted abusing his power to “persuade” men to have sex with him.

 

Photos by Gary Moss/Getty Images, David Livingston/Getty Images




  • thrift.store.jungle

    auntie, the header photo of benny and will ??

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    but I love that you used this pic of him and Willie looking like they are in love….with each other.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    So Twitter keeps showing their acceptance of rape and all sexual offensives.
    They are garbage. I I I

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    the pic took me out tho .. lol

  • Scromes1212

    If he is innocent then this was the right move. He should sue him

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Bwahahahhaha.

    That pic though….

  • Dowoop

    Im like i see what u tryna say sandra

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I believe the young man. Will has always been questioned. But it’s his life and business!! It’s wrong to force yourself on others. I don’t care who goes along with it.

  • Rayne

    Never thought I’d hear or see the day where men are/were trying to rape men. Woo!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sandra and her sidebar T’s chile…. ?? ?

  • Scromes1212

    You must don’t know any ex cons?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    More prevalent than raping women. Just sick either way.

  • MookieFly

    Hollywood, I guess. I been knew Georgie was a nasty little predator. I remember seeing him doing the most on Howard Stern, grabbing willies like a horny gay elf

  • MookieFly

    Psh this been going on since the dawn of time. Rape in general.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Most are not the ex-cons. But business, corporate, in position men. Your next door neighbor or men in your house.

  • Karen Brady

    Lol…Auntie why you use the pic with tenderoni Will draped all over him? Smh.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    It just coming out more about the rape of men.

  • Scromes1212

    I see what your saying but I was just speaking about how dudes get rapped regularly in jail. Not so much now but it was a serious issue before the 90’s.

  • Scromes1212

    Tenderoni!? Lol you silly

  • Karen Brady

    Just saw this…lol…see my comment up top. Bwahahahaha..

  • starbright9449

    I’ll never understand how one can remain aroused when the other person is unwilling.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Because it’s about control, not s.x

  • Karen Brady

    Lol….Giggling my azz off. ?

  • Karen Brady

    The power they say.

  • We Can Do This

    That picture says it all!

  • Scromes1212

    The thing is , some off this stuff that’s coming out is not rape. It’s more like someone being sexually aggressive and the other person feeling taken advantage of.

  • Karen Brady

    ???

  • Karen Brady

    ??

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    Benny looks so sugary sweet in that pic with Will. Will looks awfully comfortable laying on Ben?

  • Platoon

    More than 180 mg/dL of sugar in that pic

  • NeverSurprised

    I believe Takei’s accuser, but I don’t believe Medina’s accuser for one second. Everything about his story rings false.

    A GAY man going home with a rich GAY man he met in a GAY bar, then voluntarily ending up in that rich GAY man ‘s bedroom? What exactly did he think they were going to do in there, play a game of Candyland?

  • imright

    Will is gay or at the very least bi

  • imright

    that show is cringe af

  • MookieFly

    Very true. All the evil is bubbling up to the surface

  • unknown user

    Messy Monday

  • AriesSun

    I’m just trying to figure out why all of these people are suddenly crying rape? I feel that rape is different than those who willingly took part in the casting couch,so they could advance their career.

  • MookieFly

    And messy as hell. They would be talking about the dirtiest stuff

  • pika12

    There’s nothing”willingly” about his accusations. Sure there are some people who have willingly took part in the casting couch but why assume that it’s applicable to claims of nonconsensual acts? Why would a willing participant come forward at all? All of those who are coming forward are claiming that the acts were forced upon them or not willing, the fact that other people have consented is irrelevant.

  • pika12

    Your attitude is exactly why people didn’t come forward in the past.

  • shun king

    I believe it because guys do this stuff to woman ALL the time..i remember asking one of the white gays at the job why they dont go to that black gay club in Atlanta he said cause black guys dont take no for an answer

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Do you take no for an answer? Or do you gently squeeze their nuts also?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    All these gay men claiming attemped rape 10, 20, 30 years later… boy pleeeeez

    I’m starting to feel as if this is plan to demean the woman in Hollyweird claiming rape and sexual assault.

  • Karen Brady

    *WELP*?

  • NeverSurprised

    So he went TEN years and never mentioned it to a single friend or family member because of MY attitude? Really? The more logical explanation is that he didn’t mention it because 1) it didn’t happen, or 2) when gay men follow COMPLETE STRANGERS from a gay club to their homes and to their bedrooms, it is usually because they want the same thing. The most promiscuous people on the planet have suddenly become virginal just because the media is now turning them into victims.

    He says he assumed Medina was interested in his friend Mozelle, yet Mozelle was outside swimming.

    He says Medina took him on a tour and when he got to the bedroom, “ There was no ‘Do you want to see my bedroom?’ We literally got to the door and he grabbed me by the chest of my shirt and threw me onto his bed.” Really? Was the bed right at the bedroom door? If not, how did he get there? Was he dragged? How much did Medina have to struggle to drag this 6ft. man over to the bed? The accuser doesn’t say. He doesn’t feel the need to offer details because we are supposed to automatically believe that Medina did what he is claiming. Guess what? I don’t believe.

  • NeverSurprised

    Very much gay. Just ask Duane Martin.

  • bemetoo

    So true

  • shun king

    lair said she blocked me guess you like my kind of talk

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    John Travolta was just accused now too?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    I NEVER said i had blocked you. Why would I do that? You entertain me.

    It’s folks like OLDlanta who talks people she don’t know chirren that will get a block from me.

  • NeverSurprised

    Exactly. That’s why I don’t believe Medina’s accuser. 10 years without a peep to anyone, and now he suddenly wants the whole world to know? Everybody knows how much gay men live to be in the spotlight. I’m sensing a desire for a close-up right about now.

    Most of the women told someone — friends, family, etc. years ago. The woman accusing Dustin Hoffman kept a diary and recorded every lewd comment he made, and every butt-grab back when she was a production assistant at age 17. That was 30 years ago and she STILL has those notes. Plus she told several people over the years. HER, I believe.

  • Kayke

    Oh no! This has nothing to do with Will! Let him venture out the closet in his own time. That photo wouldn’t be three bad, if Benny’s hand wasn’t reaching back for Will’s ? and Benny having that “yeah, he’s mine” look on his face.

  • NeverSurprised

    Gay men have been accusing John for years.

  • Kayke

    John is sooooo gay

  • Karen Brady

    John is in the blinds from time to time. Surprised it hasn’t blown up long ago but he’s a major superstar so them again I’m not surprised. NEXT.

  • Cricket404

    He outed himself here in Atlanta years ago. Big freak.

  • Karen Brady

    I pop in and out of the Oscars and Globes cuz those award shows don’t thrill me and I never see the movies until after but I will be tuning in with a shyt load of snacks in 2018. I am here for all the awards shows.

  • i troll it like i see it

    What kills me is when people ask why all of a sudden people are all coming forward together at once–because there’s strength in numbers and they feel safe and empowered that’s why. For some reason that’s very hard for people to understand. All it takes is one brace soul to stand up and lead the rest.

  • i troll it like i see it

    What kills me is when people ask why all of a sudden people are all coming forward together at once–because there’s strength in numbers and they feel safe and empowered that’s why. For some reason that’s very hard for people to understand. All it takes is one brave soul to stand up and lead the rest.

  • Karen Brady

    Did he??? Sounds vaguely familiar and yes huney..he’s a freak of the week for sure!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    “In his own time”???

    That might have to be sooner than later…

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Welcome to the new thunderdome… where anyone can accuse you of anything and the media will pounce on it!

  • pika12

    Who says he didn’t tell anyone such as a friend or family member? Your reply is presumptuous from the start. It’s fine if you choose to not believe him, but I disagree. His story sounds believable in my opinion and I see no reason for him to come forward with the claim if it weren’t true. The fact that he waited is understandable based on the fact that accusers are often shamed and picked apart such as you just did. We simply disagree as to who we find believeable, and neither one of us know anything for a fact. But I choose not to attack accusers who come forward with such claims.

  • NeverSurprised

    It has blown up a couple of times. He was sued for sexual battery by two male massage therapists back in 2012. The details as alleged were pretty entertaining and made Travolta appear kind of desperate for male attention.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/08/showbiz/travolta-lawsuit/

  • Cricket404
  • KcoolMuziq

    Will is very photogenic.

  • shun king

    ok thanks because this blog and people are very entertaining to me also but thing is i dont have to do personal insults..

  • NeverSurprised

    Where have you beeeeen? We missed you!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Please flag any offensive comment and I will review it.

  • NeverSurprised

    I doubt anyone will be accusing Will because he mostly used escort services to find young men. Then he had that long term relationship with Duane Martin and his $2 mil payment to him has already been reported.

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2016/08/will-smith-gay-rumors-duane-martin-bankruptcy-scandal/

    So not many secrets left in Will’s closet.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    But you insult the black community on a daily basis.

    I simply asked a question being that you are ALLEDGEDLY a white gay male that love to hate blacks. Allegedly speaking of course ?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Right? On to the next ?

  • Jack Blakk

    Benny gay? You not knowing, close (very close) ties with Quincy Jones!

  • TheOwley

    Then the dam broke and now we have an avalanche. It’s a huge problem that has affected hundreds in that world, straights and gays. I believe him 100% and George’s accusers. I’m glad they have the courage to finally state their personal experiences to shine light on sexual abuse be on straights or gays, men, women, and children.

  • tt

    Sandra your ability to select certain photos per your titles are exceptional

  • TheOwley

    Soooo, gay tweens and young men that were sexually abused cannot tell of their experiences. Just because it happened to them and they are talking about it does not minimize a woman’s experiences on the same subject. This is the season of sexual abuse revelations and the victims are men, women, children, gays and straights. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see people being exposed for abusing animals. That will be next.

  • http://2urbangirls.com 2UrbanGirls

    perhaps this is why will and his first wife split up. can you get your hands on the divorce docs? they used to be kept in benny’s office per a former employer of his. the former employee is now successful in his OWN right who now works for All Def Digital.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    I guess…

    LGBT stay coat riding…

  • TheOwley

    Harvey’s accusers and many others have gone decades without a peep too. I believe them as much as I believe this young man. Would anyone have believed him back then? Nope. Many gays are not out out for many reasons and would never discuss an event like that to family, specially a young teen trying to figure things out. Abusers count on it on their silence.

  • shun king

    i dont insult i just give an educated opinion and can back them up with statistics

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Rumors about these two lovers have swirled for years.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Give a statistic that say gay black men are more aggressive than white gay men? Wasn’t that what you were implying in your initial statement?

  • 19awesomegrl97

    DISGUSTING

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun, but all credit goes to Django. ?

  • TheOwley

    Believe me, I’m not defending any one group, just looking at it objectively. Everyone was getting their junk grabbed and some gays in power are just as grabbing guilty, so they deserve the Harvey treatment too. Fair is fair don’t you think.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Yes ,but women and children first.

  • Li

    Can Mozelle confirm this? Let’s talk to Mozelle.

  • Liah

    Spill It Hollywood!!##TEA

  • don juan

    I do not see where Benny Medona shit anything down.

  • http://Bossip.com/ ohplease

    Good his entitled arse has had too many chances and he is too old to carry on the way he does! If it had been any regular Joe Schmoe or Tyronne Jackson they would have been locked up period! Justice served!!!!

  • http://Bossip.com/ ohplease

    oooops wrong post…rofl

  • Blak

    Let’s get one thing straight…you go to a man’s place after he picks you up he is expecting sex…not a chat, not a hug…no he is expecting to get up in that a$$ as raw as possible. I don’t believe half of these stories especially when it involves people WILLINGLY going to strangers bedrooms. FALSE!

  • Trace da Ace

    what is going on with these folks??? All that money that they have and instead of paying for azz off Craigslist or Grindr, or wherever, they want to try to take the azz from folks??? That is so crazy….I mean why??? This is too much for my black azz on a Monday…..I need a drink.

  • TheOwley

    But isn’t that how it has gone. In terms of revelation it was first the women with Harvey and other pervs for weeks, then the children with Corey Feldman as victim, also Kevin having contact with minors, then some straight men (Terry Crews), and now gay men on gay men. It shows the harassment goes across the board. I think it will get worse.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Thank you! ?

    The end of the year is a busy time for those of us on the financial side of healthcare.

  • Django the God
  • JustB

    I don’t like that pic

  • Bossy704

    Ya’ll did that! Picture perfect!

  • NeverSurprised

    So glad to have you back.?

  • shun king

    that was an educated opinion i used to work around black and white gays in my city and that something they talk about sooooooo

  • SumthinSweeter

    Benny posed up real cute with that Cartier bracelet huh?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Sooooo in other words that’s YOUR OPINION and the opinion of your “friends” but there is no documented research to back that up.

    Please stop. It’s very hurtful and incorrect.

  • NeverSurprised

    Great job!

  • Arrissasso

    Distraction news. What’s the real news that all these sexual allegations stories are covering up?! Why did subconsciously I start to agree more with Trump and damn Hilary to hell for her and her associates crimes?

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    I said the same on another post.

  • Karen Brady

    Thanks for the article. Good read. I missed this.

  • Karen Brady

    Thank you!

  • Arrissasso

    I do agree with this statement. You can’t be expected to go to someone’s hotel room or house without them thinking you’re dtf and yes I am a woman. Maybe that makes me a sexist but it’s what I’ve observed. Also I have a hard time believing celebrities need to drug and rape people when they’re so many ppl willing and consenting. Zone the other hand. This drugging date rape shit needs to have higher sentencing to make it die, make examples out of dirt bags.

  • SumthinSweeter

    lmaooooooooo!

  • shun king

    and yes black men do rape at a higher proportion than white males according to the fbi

  • NeverSurprised

    Actually most if not all of the women accusing Harvey have been talking for years, it’s just that they weren’t listened to and media protected him. I drafted contracts for a NY film distribution company soon after law school and even I knew. It was common knowledge dating back to the late 80s. Women told other women, women told male execs, everyone knew about Weinstein.

    I believe some of the male accusers, certainly those who were teens, because I know pedophilia is rampant in the industry. But I don’t believe Medina’s accuser because of the circumstances — going home with a stranger you met in a gay bar — the details given, the fact that his friend doesn’t fully corroborate his story, and most importantly, his silence for over a decade.

    Medina, while wealthy, was working as a consultant on the Tyra Banks Show at the time, so he didn’t have the overt power of a Weinstein. Yet this guy didn’t even tell his HUSBAND. When the Advocate asked his ex-husband about the claims, he said: “This is news to me. During our marriage and after our divorce, nothing was told to me about this incident.”

    Not every person flapping their gums is telling the truth. I use rational analysis in determining whose story holds water. His does not.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Benny and Will made a cute couple back in the day…

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Thank you, ladies! Save me some turkey with all the trimmings!

  • NeverSurprised

    Link please.

  • Simone

    LMAO I* don’t as well.

  • NeverSurprised

    I read the original article in the Advocate. He admits that he told almost no one over a 10-year period and the couple of people he did tell, he offered few details. Most importantly, HE DIDN’T EVEN TELL HIS OWN HUSBAND. When the Advocate contacted his ex-husband, he said:
    “This is news to me. During our marriage and after our divorce, nothing was told to me about this incident.”

    https://www.advocate.com/crime/2017/11/10/sordid-lives-actor-alleges-mogul-benny-medina-tried-rape-him

    You call it an attack, but I don’t think I’m attacking at all. I am telling the truth about a particular sexual culture that exists in the gay bar circuit. I am also asking logical questions and making a reasoned analysis. While I believe most of the accusers, I feel no obligation to believe EVERY SINGLE ONE, especially if their past behavior is inconsistent with what they are now claiming. I believe children/ teens rarely lie about such life altering events. But I also believe that SOME people in entertainment will jump at any opportunity to be in the limelight.

  • shun king

    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43 take into account the black male population is only 6% and thats include gay and men already locked up

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon
  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    Benny Medina’s sister seems to know an awful lot from her brother Benny. She tried to out Will Smith and Puff Daddy in 2012. Apparently her brother “filled” her in cause he’s openly gay.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSA8O7vARtA

  • Kayke

    So I’ve heard but in this instance, it’s not about Will….why does he have to be thrown in Benny’s alleged smexual criminalities?

  • TheOwley

    Of course with every story there will be more tidbits coming out to either confirm or disprove allegations. Although I believe this guy, it doesn’t mean I’m right. Our speculation leaves us open for faulty logic not knowing all the facts. He’s gay, Medina is gay and went for it and was rejected. You chuck it up to a failed hook up but talking about it now in the presence of more egregious abuses would tend to discount the experience.

    I also agree the silence in that industry has been strong in spite of women making their case for some time. Then suddenly the dam brakes. I’m curious as to why now. Why did Ronan come out with the story now after his employer, the NYT, buried it. What sparked things.

    Anyhoo, I guess my point was to emphasize sexual abuse runs the gamut across demographics and gays are not exempt. Coming out now with their stories shouldn’t be discounted because they are gay or that theirs is less ‘worthy’ than women if you go by some of the comments. And yes, lots of #metoos there trying to jump on the wagon.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    Damn Will got turned out. Denzel told em don’t kiss a MF!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuuup. Turned inside out….

  • Quitedeliteful

    I remember hearing a rumor that he got caught in the sack by his wife with his lover…

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Why would a 24 year old gay man, go into the bed room of another gay man? l will answer this question for you. “To F*CK” lol… This white boi is lying. He knew what was going on….

  • Miss Lady

    That cover photo of Medina and Smith is giving me LIFE…..hunty much LIFE!?

  • Sarah7

    That photo is highly suspect. They both look like they have a secret that they are just busting to tell.

  • Keepin’IT100

    Totally agree

  • Platoon

    Hahaha?

  • MRiGOThim

    this Hollywood domino affect is too much…Weinstein opened the floodgate to something SERIOUS!!!

  • Solstice

    YAY ? Django!! Good looking out ?

  • Solstice

    Too much!! Lol I can’t take it. I’m a diabetic. I’ll pass on them ?

  • Platoon

    Haha word. I’m glad you got the joke. I took a risk on this one ?

  • pika12

    You haven’t said anything to sway me and obviously I haven’t said anything to sway you. We have a different outlook. I doubt that he is seeking any limelight because everyone with common sense knowd that the criticism he gets won’t be worth the very short lived moment in the spotlight, especially considering the fact that most people, like me have already forgotten or never knew his name in the first place. But, I still don’t have any reason to think this accuser is lying while you still believe that he is. We’ll just have to agree to disagree.