“I know what Ronald Savage is saying is true because he did it to me.”
Speaking to the New York Daily News, Hassan Campbell, 39, alleges that Bambaataa sexually abused him “numerous times” when he was 12 and 13 years old at his Bronx apartment during the 1980s.
“He had the most fun house in the world,” Campbell said. “There were celebrities there, musicians, neighborhood heroes. It was the best place to be – and the worst place to be.
“He is a pervert,” he added. “He likes little boys.”
Two other men, who wished to remain anonymous, made similar accusations to the newspaper. One, a 50-year-old man, said: “I know what Ronald Savage is saying is true because he did it to me.
“I have never spoken to anybody about this and when I did, I said ‘Holy s—, they finally caught up to him.'”
A 51-year-old man from North Carolina, naming himself only as Troy, made similar allegations.
“I still have a lot of anger about this. I’ve been dealing with this for years. It’s a shame this didn’t come out earlier,” he said.
Zulu Nation, which threatened to file a defamation lawsuit against Savage last month, suggested there was a government conspiracy against Bambaataa, calling Campbell “both a liar and a government paid police informant.”
Savage’s initial claims were made in a self-published memoir called Impulse, Urges and Fantasies, in which he alleges that he was repeatedly sodomized by the artist as a teenager.
He last week called for a change in the law to allow him to pursue criminal charges against the musician, as New York’s statute of limitations bars child sexual abuse victims from pursuing charges after their 23rd birthday.
Bambaataa last week denied the allegations, saying: “These allegations are baseless and are a cowardly attempt to tarnish my reputation and legacy in hip-hop at this time.”
The artist’s attorney did not return requests for comment to the New York Daily News on the fresh allegations.