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The so called ‘warlord’ of the deadly 2020 Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), also known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, in Seattle is being sued by five women, four accusing him of trafficking them.
According to the suit revealed by KUOW, Solomon “Raz” Simone, a Seattle rapper who opened for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their 2016 tour, targeted vulnerable young women who were already involved in sex work or that he could push into the life.
The women allege that Simone convinced them into becoming members of his “family.” According to the suit, the women accused Simone of imposing strict rules on their behavior and pressuring them to meet an earning quota by stripping or performing sex acts, then took the money they made. The women claim that Simone used violence, threats and coercion to make them comply, and would also use the women as inspiration for his music.
Last year, a report by KUOW profiled two of the five women suing Simone, Amanda Branch and Angelica Campbell. They came forward with their stories after Simone made national headlines as the self-appointed warlord of the CHAZ.
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