July 13, 2024

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Danny Elfman reportedly sued for sexual misconduct

Danny Elfman reportedly sued for sexual misconduct

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Rolling Stone Unveiled a previously unreported 2018 sexual misconduct case against Danny Elfman. The plaintiff in that lawsuit, composer Noomi Abad, is suing Elfman for failure to pay $85,000 of the $830,000 settlement. The sexual misconduct lawsuit reportedly alleged that Elfman exposed himself to Abad and masturbated in front of her on multiple occasions. Rolling Stone He also revealed a 2017 police report in which Elfman was charged with “indecent exposure”. Elfman denied all allegations against him in a statement Rolling Stone How do I respond to accusations so serious that innocence is not a valid defence? It is painful to consider that a 50-year career could be destroyed in one news cycle as a result of vicious and completely false allegations of sexual misconduct,” he said in part. “I have done nothing improper or wrong, and my attorneys are prepared to prove with massive evidence that these accusations are false.”

Abbad founded the Women Composers Safety League (FCSL) in 2020, a non-profit organization that aims to “break the stigma in the industry surrounding trauma and shame”. In February of this year, two days before the Grammys, Abad spoke at a news conference about alleged Grammy ballot abusers. I saw names [alleged] “The aggressors who were nominated for a Grammy this year, and I couldn’t bring myself to vote,” Al-Abadi said. “I simply cannot fathom the idea of ​​keeping up with an industry that allows those who break the silence to be vilified, or participating in a voting process that praises abusers while some of us are denied employment opportunities because we have spoken out.”

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