Die Antwoord rapper Ninja, real name Watkin Tudor Jones, has denied sexual assault claims made against him by Australian singer Zheani Sparkes.
This comes after Sparkes filed a police report against Jones, where she accused Jones of raping her in South Africa in 2013 according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Former Die Antwoord art curator, Benjay Crossman also spoke out against Jones. Crossman recalls witnessing the alleged first incident when the group was still at the beginning of their career with a supporting South African act who was overjoyed about meet the members of Die Antwoord.
"Ninja grabbed her (the lead singer) by the throat backstage, held her up against a wall and told her how whack she was, how hard she was trying but she wasn't shit. He was choking her," Crossman told The Sydney Morning Herald.
Italian-American singer, Jade Carroll also told the publication of alleged sexual assault at the hands of Jones when she was "exclusively" invited to a Die Antwoord's show in Padova in June 2014.