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UPDATE: The Los Angeles District Attorney’s media relations workplace verifies to E! News that the case versus Seal has actually been declined.
In court files acquired by E! News, the charges made by Seal’s previous next-door neighbor were declined due to the fact that “of the vict’s delay in reporting this incident to police, the statute of limitations has run and jurisdiction has been lost. In addition, the lack of witnesses or evidence to corroborate vict would have made it difficult to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Seal has actually rejected claims of sexual misbehavior versus him.
“Seal vehemently denies the recent accusations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct of more than a year ago,” a representative for the 54- year-old “Kiss From a Rose” vocalist informed E! News Tuesday. “He intends to vigorously defend himself against these false allegations.”
According to TMZ, Tracey Birdsall, 54, was a next-door neighbor of Seal’s back in the Fall of 2016 and had actually established a relationship with the vocalist. She informed the star news outlet Seal required himself on her and tried to kiss her while she was visiting his Los Angeles the home of obtain a salad spinner she had actually provided him. Birdsall declared Seal then belittled her for using a tank top and shorts and started to search her breasts. She informed TMZ she informed him to stop.
Per TMZ’s report, Seal then asked Birdsall to sit beside him on a sofa. Birdsall informed the media outlet she complied and was then belittled and searched by Seal once again. She declared she then left and didn’t speak to him once again.
TMZ composed that “a source with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept” took a report on Saturday for sexual battery which the supposed event is under examination.
E! News connected to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department, in addition to to Birdsall relating to the claims. The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department validated Seal is a suspect in a supposed event of sexual battery that supposedly happened in November 2016 and is presently under examination.
The allegations come days after Seal shared an image of Oprah Winfrey kissing Harvey Weinstein on Instagram. The text over the image read, “When you have been part of the problem for decades but suddenly they all think you are the solution.”
“Oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad,” Seal captioned the image. “#SanctimoniousHollywood.”
On Jan. 11, Seal required to Facebook to clarify that the post was “not an attack against Oprah” however rather “an observation of the toxic nature of Hollywood.” He likewise discussed the #MeToo motion.
“To those of us who support the #MeToo movement, just know this: Not one of the women who have been sexually abused, not one of the women who have come forward has received any real justice whatsoever,” he stated at one point in the video. “Losing your job because you either A) raped, B) sexually abused or even sexually harassed a woman is not real punishment.”
At the end of the clip, Seal motivated more individuals to speak up.
“To all of you who have been raped, to all of you who have been sexually abused, I applaud you for coming forward,” he stated. “What you did takes real courage, and please keep showing that courage and please keep coming forward because that’s the only way that we get to solve this thing. We talk about it; we open dialogue; we solve it.”
This story was initially released on Tue, Jan 16, 2018, 9: 14 AM.
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