my friend [Mozelle] says, ‘I think I’m going to take a little dip,’ so he undresses down to his underwear. ’ We literally got to the door and he grabbed me by the chest of my shirt and threw me onto his bed. Dottley says that as he resisted, Medina became more aggressive.
And I’m thinking to myself, ” Still assuming that Medina was eyeing Mozelle instead of him, Dottley says Medina led him into the living room, where he showed off photos of himself with numerous celebrities. Now I’m 6 foot tall and was 155 pounds, and this is a stocky strong man,” he says, then adds, “We all have these things playing in our heads of what would we ever do if someone ever tried to do something, and none of my preplanned motions would work.” After throwing him on the bed, Medina “stuck his tongue down my mouth,” Dottley alleges. “I’m having you,” Medina allegedly demanded before placing his forearm over Dottley’s neck, pinning him to the mattress while forcefully placing his thighs over Dottley’s legs to keep them from squirming.
“[Dottley] started talking about this high-level executive Benny Medina, and he said, ‘He sexually assaulted me,’” Lefleur recalls of the first time Dottley mentioned the incident to him.
I just kind of stopped him right there because he was getting emotional.” “He took a part of me away that I didn’t even know I had, which is faith in humanity,” says Dottley, “because here’s a revered person that seemed so nice and at the end of the day he was using power to prey on young vulnerable looking guys and I happened to be his pick for that night. You have to do this a lot to be confident enough that you can send a text like that, like, that’s not a first-timer,” adding, “I think because he produces a lot of television and has hands in tons of pies, that’s prevented more people from coming forward.” “For the record, I don’t plan on suing for money,” he affirms.’” At the time, Shores didn’t know the attempted rape took place, so Dottley had to secretly text Medina back to tell him he was a “disgusting, horrible person and to not ever text me again.” Even now, Dottley says he has told very few people about the incident out of fear of retaliation. So I didn’t tell him.” When reached Shores for a comment, it was the first time he'd heard of the incident. "During our marriage and after our divorce, nothing was told to me about this incident." One of the few people Dottley did confide in was his manager, Renee Bailey, who says she first heard of the incident when she signed Dottley in April 2016.He admits he never told his ex-husband because he was scared Shores “would want to do something, and we both worked in TV and I was petrified because what proof do I have that this happened besides the fact that my friend saw it? “I had asked him to provide me a list of anybody you don’t want to work with and who you really want to work with,” Bailey recounts saying to Dottley.“I also had stepchildren at the time and their safety came into question as well. All of the tactics used by power predators worked on me because the end result was extreme fear of retaliation if I came forward in any way.” He adds, “[Medina] sexually assaulted and attempted to rape me while choking me.Add in a threatening text a few days later and hopefully anyone can understand just how scared of this man I was.I always thought I would be telling my autobiography long after he was dead.