‘Extra’ television personality, A.J. Calloway (formerly of BET’s ‘106 & Park’ fame), may have spent most of his career reporting on media firestorms surrounding high profile figures slammed by accusations of sexual assault, but now he’s become one.
Following the first public reports of his alleged sexual misconduct in June 2018, Sil Lai Abrams – the accuser in that initial report – says 9 other women have shared similar stories with her about Calloway’s inappropriate behavior with them. As headlines swirl about the two most recent additions to that fold, there’s been more pressure on his employer to react as one of the women officially reported her claim to the police on December 24, 2018.
Finally responding to the pressure, ‘Extra’ released a statement. Read it inside:
“We take allegations made against our employees seriously and investigate appropriately. To date, we have not received a complaint about A.J. Calloway and his work on Extra,” an Extra spokesperson said in a statement…
As of time reported, there are no plans for Calloway to be investigated by Warner Bros. (whose Telepictures division produces entertainment news/magazine ‘Extra,’ his employer of nearly a decade).
The woman who filed an aggravated assault complaint on Christmas Eve wishes to remain anonymous and be identified as “Talia.” She told the press her professional relationship began with Calloway in 2011. From there she explained:
After turning down several of his requests to go out, she said she eventually went to a party at his house after going out on a date with him, and when the guests left they began making out.
“I just remember him pulling his penis out and he began stroking himself and he kept trying to put my hand on his penis and eventually he ejaculated on my hands,” she told… She said she wanted to “get out of there” but didn’t have a ride home. “After what happened he said, ‘I’ll take you home in the morning, I promise.’ After that, Talia said she disconnected from the mutual friends she shared with Calloway, because she didn’t “want to risk ever having to see him again.” [source]
Calloway, who has been married since 2013, has yet to officially respond to the accusations.