Seal is the latest star to be accused of sexual assault. The timing, however, is a bit peculiar.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department confirmed on Tuesday that they are investigating claims by a neighbor in Malibu that the British singer sexually violated her back in November 2016.
Following the January 13th “neighbor disturbance” call to authorities. officials released a statement that read: “It was determined, however, at the time of the deputies’ arrival there was no disturbance at the location between the victim and any of her neighbors. The victim disclosed to the deputies she, allegedly, had been the victim of a sexual battery in November of 2016.”
Détails aout the allegations are unclear, but according to Seal’s rep, the singer “vehemently denies the recent accusations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct of more than a year ago. He intends to vigorously defend himself against these false allegations.”
TMZ is reporting that Seal tried to kiss her and then groped her when she went to his home to borrow a salad spinner. That’s when he allegedly belittled her for wearing a tank top and shorts.
The recent accusations come just days after Seal seemingly accused Oprah Winfrey of knowing about Harvey Weistein’s sexual misconduct over the years.
The singer claims he has the upmost respect for Oprah and that his post was not meant to be an attack on the media mogul; but it appears as though his mere insinuation sparked outrage in the neighbor.
The alleged victim not only waited a year to file the complaint, but she waited until the singer was hot in the headlines.
Seal, who has supported the #MeToo movement, has not officially been charged.