The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., has removed actor Malika Yoba as a spokesman for the Sigma Beta Club program, following allegations that he paid an underage transgender prostitute for sex.
According to NewsOne, the program focused on providing mentorship to "pre-teen and teen-aged males" through social, cultural and educational enrichment.
"Those reports allege that Yoba had been previously involved in an inappropriate relationship 20 years ago, allegations that Brother Yoba denies," a memo sent out to fraternity members reads.
"This is a serious issue and the allegation is inconsistent with, and a distraction to, the focus of the Sigma Beta Club. To safeguard the reputation of the program and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the National Sigma Beta Club Foundation, in consultation with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity's leadership, has determined it to be in the best interest of all concerned that Brother Malik Yoba no longer serve as the National Spokesperson for the Sigma Beta Club program."
The Empire actor recently came out and said he was "trans-attracted" to transgender women. Soon after that, he was hit with allegations by a woman named Mariah Lopez Ebony via Facebook saying that approximately 20 years ago, Malik Yoba would frequently solicit underage trans prostitutes for sex.
He then addressed the allegations in a bizarre freestyle.