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"I AM INNOCENT" – Promoter Rodrick Reid gets defensive

By Krazy Katty
OutAroad.com Writer

In a statement sent to OutAroad.com former GLK Entertainment Group partner Rodrick Reid, vehemently denied allegations that have been widespread in the media about him molesting a boy he was supervising.

Reid, who was a probation officer at the time of the alleged incident, was suspended from duty pending the outcome of the investigations. He was arrested and charged last Tuesday by detectives from the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) in Kingston (Jamaica).

After making his court appearance on Friday, Reid sent out a statement to several media interests and individuals stating the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ stance he should receive. We will give you, our readers, a peep at sections of Reid’s statement

Here Goes:

“Based on the advice of my attorneys-at-law, there is very little I can say concerning this matter before the Court. I AM INNOCENT OF THE CHARGES and in Jamaica, I should enjoy the PRESUMTION of being INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN guilty. The matter is before a court of law and not a court of public opinion. In this regard, legal tests and principles will be applied to determine truth and accuracy. Therefore, I call for patience and good sense to prevail while the Court makes a determination in the matter.”
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“Unless or until the Court hands down a guilty verdict, all that is being said in the papers and on websites remains unproven reports. I want everyone to bear this in mind and do not assume that mere publication makes a story true. This matter will not be resolved in the court of public opinion but in a Court of law, therefore, I am confident that justice will not only be done but APPEAR to be done.”

Last week a website carried a story in which Gyete Ghartey, who is a partner of the GLK Entertainment Group, moved to distance himself and the entity away from Rodrick Reid. Ghartey was quoted saying: “For some time, he (Rodrick Reid) has not been actively involved in the promotion of that show (Mello Vibes). He had resigned from the GLK Entertainment group because of 'creative differences'. The promoters of GLK promoters, in no shape or form condone any act between anyone of the same sex, and condemn categorically any act of molestation and exploitation of children."

Reid, who is facing charges of indecent assault, gross indecency and administering alcohol with intent to commit an indictable offence, was partly responsible for promoting parties such as Yesterday, Mello Vibes, and 11:59.

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Comments (21)

 

YESDEMGAY !:
Posted by YESDEMGAY ! | May 4, 2008 6:15 PM

RODERICK YOU ARE GGGG*******YYYY ! nah fool nobody ..bout u a whine up pon woman ! plz..u f*g !

RODERICK...YOU ARE A MONSTER !! A HEARTLESS, SELF-LOATHING R*PIST !!

YOU HAVE RUINED COUNTLESS YOUNG MENS LIVES FOREVER !! TRAUMATIZED AND STIGMATIZED FROM WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO THEM !!

SO FRIGGIN CONFIDENT U A GET OFF EEH ?....I HOPE JAMAICA GIVES U THE STREET JUSTICE AND SOMEONE TAKES THE MATTER IN THEIR OWN HANDS...



Posted by Jamaicanista | May 4, 2008 8:24 PM

Well, theoretically he is innocent until proven guilty, but as they say "if it no go so it near fi go so".

But how does one ever bounce back from allegations like these? Once ur labelled as a g*y, whether true or false, thats it, u scar fi life!

Hopefully justice will prevail.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2008 8:41 PM

big man ting rodrick me a hear seh u a ba**yman from before this incident so me nuh kno who u a try fool



ezra:
Posted by ezra | May 4, 2008 8:54 PM

Boy (YESDEMGAY) you sound like you a one dem weh him f**k before.Him guilty him look like a fish



lovely:
Posted by lovely | May 4, 2008 9:00 PM

this man looks "SWEET" to me like he has something to hide......THIS PEDOFILE SHOULD GET STREET JUSTICE 4 REAL



miss_miss:
Posted by miss_miss | May 4, 2008 10:14 PM

u can see ba**yman write all over him



kerry:
Posted by kerry | May 4, 2008 10:43 PM

A LONG TIME MI A HEAR RUMOUR SEH HIM A F*GG8T BUT MI NEVA BELIEVE. ON THE OTHER HAND I KNOW HIM TO BE A NICE PERSON



phoxy:
Posted by phoxy | May 5, 2008 4:56 AM

If these allegations are true, it would be so sad that he did that...in other words NASTY RAHS!



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 7:33 AM

Apart from him being gay he is a horrible person that believes he is above the law.The situation truly highlights what is done in the dark must come to light. I knew one day that Rodrick would get what was coming to him, dats why I know god sees all and will deal with things in his own time. People this man is guilty of all charges do not let him trick you, he is a child molester.



darron:
Posted by darron | May 5, 2008 8:48 AM

The person who call dem self yesdemgay, seems to have a personal vendetta against Mr. Reid. Me, myself don't like nothing that is associated with fish, but as the man say, public opinion does not count is only the magistrate count inna dem case ya. So if it is u him molest deal wid him urself and stop call for someone else to do ur dirty work.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 9:27 AM

i heard from good source he has done this before>>>



Kedia Delahaye:
Posted by Kedia Delahaye | May 5, 2008 10:51 AM

The fact that an allegation has been made against a person does not mean that he is guilty. whether or not a person is guilty or innocent should be judged in a court of law. Too often the Jamaican public has been quick to convict a person on hear-say and not on proven facts or evidence.A charge of sexual molestation to be legally correct buggery(sodomy)is very serious and could ruin a person entire life. For that reason a person alleged to have committed such an offence should be allowed to prove his/her innocence and until then the Jamaican public should try not to convict him. No, i am not related to the accused in fact i don't even know him, but as a law student,it is important for a person not be convicted by the public without due process of the law.



MISSY:
Posted by MISSY | May 5, 2008 11:09 AM

Big up Yesterdays and Mello Vibes they are two of the best parties ever... Ppl don't make bcuz of Rodrick you stop supporting these parties... Gyete and Omar to the WORLD you two are good ppl and this will be over soon...Bless up



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 3:01 PM

I HEARD THAT YOU A BA**Y BWOY LONG TIME!!!!!
FIRE FI YUH!!!!!!!!!!!1



DEMKNOW1stHAN:
Posted by DEMKNOW1stHAN | May 5, 2008 3:24 PM

YESDEMGAY sounding like dem a talk from personal experience...



jenny:
Posted by jenny | May 5, 2008 5:07 PM

ALL I HAV 2 SA IS, IF IT LOK LIKE SH*T, SMELL LIKE SH*T DEN IT IS SH*T. AND HE LOOK FRUITY 2 ME. PUBLIC OPINION #1 PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



portmore4sure:
Posted by portmore4sure | May 5, 2008 6:45 PM

i know roderick and i believe u did those things and i know for sure u r g#y or should i say b*sexual



talkitasitis:
Posted by talkitasitis | May 6, 2008 2:06 AM

if yuh ah go down Roderick call some names so we will know who and who ah ba**ybwoy inna di music industry. was only a time before you became exposed... but the rumors have been going around for years.



exratedthug:
Posted by exratedthug | May 9, 2008 11:09 AM

him a ba**yman!! bullet!!! him deh pan di tape!! BULLET!@!



mich:
Posted by mich | May 27, 2008 7:47 PM

I know this has gone a long time now but I really find it upsetting that because someone has fallen or someone is down we kick him, look at how many of you lie everyday, look at how many of you steal money,look at how many big men touch little girls,look at how many of you fornicate, what are you so self righteous that it is different. Get a life. I dont condone the behaviour but if you are free of sin and wrong cast the first stone. You who commit any sin are just as bad as him, Just that we place levels on sin. Please Think about yourselves and where in your life you need to be fixed and stop passing judgement.
So all of you are better than this Man. All sin spell SIN



manabadman:
Posted by manabadman | June 1, 2008 2:32 PM

da boy deh a ba**yman from school days mi think so cuz him alwayz use to act a funny way. BUN UP U F*GGOT B*MBOCL**T



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