“This statement serves to clarify media reports and speculation surrounding the allegations of me assaulting my girlfriend, Casey Pursehouse. This is untrue because I did not assault her, nor have I ever lifted my hand to her or any other women.
We got into an argument after she found out that I cheated on her. The argument escalated when she attempted to hurt me and I held her off. No arrests were made as we both drove ourselves to the police station and laid charges against each other. The prosecutor later withdrew the charges based on the evidence both parties provided. Subsequently, Casey and I have spoken about the magnitude of the situation.
I understand that violence against women is at a scourge in this country. We live in a country where femicide and abuse against women is on the rise, a change needs to come. False accusations, such as these that I have been subjected to, hinder progress made against gender-based violence.
Having dealt with this incident, I believe that we must discuss and end abuse against women. I am also aware of the social responsibility I carry as an artist with influence and the impact my actions have on society. I want to be part of the solution in the fight, for the betterment of our community! I would like to thank those that have been supportive through this trying time and to my fans, thank you.”
– Stilo Magolide