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Talib Kweli took to social media to “categorically deny” the sexual harassment claims made against him by his former collaborator, Shareese Ballard, better known as Res.

Over the weekend, things got super nasty when Res blasted Talib on Twitter and accused him of putting her “career on hold” because she wouldn’t kiss him.

Peep the tweets.


Talib Kweli took to social media with some receipts of his own including a court document where a judge dismissed Res’ sexual harassment claims…among other things.

The rapper explained why he and Res are battling it out in court.

Shareese Ballard Aka Res is a liar. She was dropped from my label Javotti Media in 2013 for disrespecting my employees and for failing to turn in an album I invested in. I am not holding her music because she never turned any music in. At all. Ever. In early 2014 Res started an indie Gogo campaign and sent a song featuring my vocals to fans without my permission as a reward.

I asked her to stop using my verse, she refused. So I sued her. Res then countersued saying that I sexually harassed her. I find her claim to be dubious in nature. Bogus. Over a year ago, the judge in the case Carolyn E. Wade dismissed Res’ 3 claims against me, including the sexual harassment claim. NYSCEF doc number 37.

Res has not accepted this outcome so she is using smear tactics. Recently, she fired her lawyer in the other case, the one where she profited off of my music without my permission.

So now she is trying to use the #metoo movement to bully me into dropping my lawsuit against her. I fully and categorically deny any allegation of sexual harassment.

Peep his post below.



A mess!