Disgraced music video director Aswad Ayinde was recently sentenced to an additional 50 years in prison stemming from the repeated rape of his daughters throughout the years.
Ayinde appeared in a Passaic County courthouse in New Jersey on Friday, and listened as one of his daughters recounted the horror her father put her through.
Ayinde’s daughter, now 35, testified during sentencing, telling her father: “I can’t describe how much you hurt me and my sisters.”
Although she says she has forgiven her father and hopes he repents, she scolded him in court, remarking, “But obviously, with your head down like that, you do not understand.”
According to reports, Ayinde–who thought of himself as a god-like figure–raped five of his seven daughters, fathering six children with them.
The former music producer and self-proclaimed prophet faces three more trials for allegedly sexually assaulting three other daughters after requesting separate trials.
Prosecutors have said that Ayinde dominated his children as a god-like prophet who wanted to create a race that carried his pure bloodline. Over the years, he molested five of his seven daughters and fathered six children, the family and their attorney said.
By about 2001, the family had mostly split up, Ayinde “bouncing around,” but still in reach of his family, the daughter said. In 2003, he tried to rape her for the last time.
“That was it. … I just felt stronger,” she said.
Yet, it wasn’t until she and her sisters learned that Ayinde had fathered more children with other women that they decided to go to the authorities in 2006.
“We found out we had other siblings, young siblings, and we had to put him to a stop,” the daughter said after the sentencing hearing. “Even though we were healing, they could still fall victim.”
Ayinde, who won an MTV Award for directing the Fugees smash hit video, “Killing Me Softly,” did not look at his daughter while she addressed the court, but claimed she was being dishonest. ”You should’ve told the truth instead of lying,” the 54-year-old rapist yelled out.
During sentencing, Superior Court Judge Raymond Reddin called Ayinde’s actions “revolting.”
“By 13, most fathers are taking their daughters to the park … teaching them to ride a bike,” he said. “You took her in the bedroom and repeatedly raped her to complete your disgusting, revolting fantasies.”
In 2010 Ayinde was sentenced to 40 years in prison stemming from the rape of another daughter who also bore a child. He is facing three additional rape trials due to his alleged abuse of his other daughters. He is expected to die in prison.