TMZ reported that a Wu-Tang Clan affiliated rapper had cut off his own penis and jumped off a building back in 2014. Their bizarre story initially identified Marques "Andre Roxx" Johnson as the man behind the blade but they later corrected themselves, identifying the man as rapper Andre "Christ Bearer" Johnson, instead. Now, Andre Roxx has filed a defamation lawsuit against TMZ for mistakenly reporting that he cut off his penis and attempted suicide.

According to the complaint, filed in Delaware federal court, "TMZ's original, inaccurate story immediately spread across the internet and to television and radio news." Publications including, USA Today, and Extra subsequently reported Andre Roxx's name in connection to the story. Andre Roxx reportedly said he was in prison when the story came out and was "forced to go into protective custody because other inmates began harassing him." He also said the publicity has negatively impacted his music career.