Toure´lately needed to challenge a response by his rep after being accused of sexual harassment:
“On the present, our group, together with myself, engaged in edgy, crass banter, that on the time I didn't assume was offensive for our tight-knit group. I'm sorry for my language and for making her really feel uncomfortable in any manner. As a lead on the present, I ought to have kept away from this habits. I've discovered and grown from this expertise.”
Since the premiere of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, many celebrities have denounced the singer for his pedophilia and sexual assaults. The documentary featured younger ladies who’ve allegedly been abused by Kelly together with commentary from those that’ve lined the allegations towards the singer.
One of the commentators included within the documentary was journalist Touré Neblet. Touré, a music journalist, is sort of conversant in the allegations Kelly has confronted all through his profession. In 2008, Touré interviewed R. Kelly for BET, and as seen within the documentary, he didn’t get the solutions he was searching for when it got here to the musician’s “like” of teenage ladies.
Earlier this week, Touré appeared on The Clubhouse with Mouse Jones podcast to as soon as once more talk about Kelly. His interview have been met with feedback by social media the place a make-up artist by the identify of ‘Dani,’ alleged that Touré sexually harassed her whereas she labored with him on a present, saying, “He couldn’t cease asking me to do anal, how I seemed bare, if I had intercourse over the weekend, what it will be wish to f–okay me.”
Dani then acknowledged that she would ensure to have crew members within the room together with her whereas she obtained him prepared for the People/Entertainment Weekly present. Eventually, Dani stop.
“I labored with him most of 2017, I left in October, earlier than he left,” she claims. After Dani stop, she says she reported Toure’ to Human Resources and he was instantly fired. However, his rep is saying he left Time after that as a result of his settlement was over.
Dani claimed to have been despatched an apology Instagram from Touré, which she shared with ESSENCE. But what made her report him? Here’s what she needed to say:
“He went on Scorching97 to speak about Harvey Weinstein (after he apologized). I accepted his apology and was okay to maneuver on however, you may’t be a sexual predator and go round shaming different predators,” she mentioned.