Charlamagne Tha God has lawyered up after a 2001 sexual assault case was brought back to light. On Wednesday (July 11), a petition was launched calling for his termination from The Breakfast Club, but the iHeartRadio host adamantly denies any misconduct.

TMZ spoke to Charlamagne’s attorney Marty Singer who explained where the allegation stems from.

“More than seventeen years ago, Charlamagne was accused of a sexual assault. He never had sexual relations or any physical contact with the accuser and even provided DNA to prove it. At the time of these claims,” he said, “Charlamagne cooperated fully with authorities, and after the investigation, this charge against him was dropped. Charlamagne has spoken about this many times over the years in public, including in his book. While Charlamagne has empathy for all sexual assault victims, he cannot take responsibility for a crime he did not commit.”

According to legal docs obtained by The Blast, a then 22-year-old Charlamagne was accused of willful, unlawful, and felonious engage in penile/vaginal intercourse with a fifteen year old female child.

Charlamagne pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor for having alcohol at a party where the alleged incident took place. He was sentenced to three years of probation, but the charge of sexual assault was dropped.

Now that accuser Jessica Reid is 32, she wants the criminal case re-opened. She reportedly hasn’t “been able to get over it” and wants “closure.” Reid’s mother told The Blast she was trying to protect her teenage daughter from suffering and encouraged her not to cooperate with the prosecution.

After being taken to a local hospital, the staff determined a sexual assault had occurred. Reid implicated Charlamagne as the alleged attacker after pointing fingers to another young man who attended the party (Charlamagne’s cousin).

Charlamagne addressed the matter previously during a 2013 interview with DJ Akademiks. He pointed to the lack of DNA evidence as proof he didn’t do it.