The sexual battery case filed against Seal by a historical neighbor has been rejected by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s effect of industrial, TMZ experiences. The Fifty four-year-standard “Kiss from a Rose” singer is no longer going to face any criminal charges.
In January, TMZ reported that Seal used to be beneath criminal investigation for sexual battery, stemming from an alleged incident at his dwelling in the tumble of 2016 with actress Tracey Birdsall.
Per Birdsall, Fifty four, Seal had allegedly forced himself on her in his kitchen — attempting to kiss her and later groping her breasts in advances she like a flash pushed off and demanded he end.
Despite the true fact that they had been neighbors and developed a end friendship, Birdsall told TMZ there used to be by no come one thing romantic between them and that his advances came out of nowhere. She claimed he belittled her outfit, insinuating the tank prime and shorts she used to be carrying implied she used to be requesting it. After Seal allegedly groped her once more, she talked about she left and has no longer had contact with him since.
Seal refuted Birdsall’s claims, with reps for the dear particular person telling PEOPLE in an announcement he “vehemently denies the contemporary allegations made against him by a historical neighbor for alleged misconduct extra than a year in the past.”
In the wake of Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech, Seal found himself in hot water when he posted a meme of Winfrey with disgraced Hollywood rich particular person Harvey Weinstein that study “Whenever you happen to’ve got been fragment of the topic for decades, however with out note they all judge you are the answer.”
Seal added in the caption, “Oh I forgot, that’s qualified….. you’d heard the [rumors] however you had no belief he used to be in actuality serially assaulting younger [starry]-eyed actresses who in flip had no belief what they had been gripping into. My unfriendly. #SanctimoniousHollywood.”
While the post looked as if it would be an assault on Winfrey — inflicting many, including Chrissy Teigen, to knock him — Seal posted an impassioned video to Fb days later explaining that wasn’t his procedure.
“What I reposted used to be commentary on the hypocritical and double long-established nature and behavior of Hollywood,” he talked about. “To those of us who aid the #MeToo circulate, qualified know this: no longer undoubtedly one of many girls folks who were sexually abused, no longer undoubtedly one of many girls folks who appreciate advance ahead, has got any exact justice in anyway. Shedding your job as a consequence of you either a) raped, 2) sexually abused, and even sexually careworn a girl is no longer exact punishment. You have interaction from the post effect of industrial, you ride to detention center. And #RealTalk, all of us know what would happen to anybody of these vitality abusers in the event that they appeared cherish me.”
It appears to be like his phrases resonated with Birdsall, who told TMZ she used to be impressed to contact authorities after watching his video.