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Journalist Toure now under fire for sexual harassment
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 05:51:11 pm »
https://www.essence.com/news/journalist-toure-accused-of-workplace-sexual-harassment/

A makeup artist accused Touré of sexual harassment in 2017, whereas he calls it “edgy and crass banter”.
YESHA CALLAHAN Jan, 10, 2019
Update: January 10, 2019 1:44 p.m. PST:

Toure´has issued a response through his rep:

“On the show, our team, including myself, engaged in edgy, crass banter, that at the time I did not think was offensive for our tight-knit group. I am sorry for my language and for making her feel uncomfortable in any way. As a lead on the show, I should have refrained from this behavior. I have learned and grown from this experience.”

 

Earlier:

Since the premiere of dream hampton’s Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, many celebrities have come out to denounce the R&B singer. The documentary was a long-awaited vehicle for young women who’ve allegedly been abused by Kelly to tell their stories. And it also included commentary from those who’ve covered the allegations against the singer over the last decade.

One of the commentators included in the documentary was journalist Touré Neblett, who most commonly goes by his first name. Touré, a music journalist, is quite familiar with the allegations Kelly has faced throughout his career. In 2008, Touré interviewed R. Kelly for BET, and as seen in the documentary, he didn’t get the answers he was looking for when it came to the musician’s “like” of teenage, particularly underage, girls

Earlier this week,  Touré appeared on The Clubhouse with Mouse Jones podcast to once again discuss Kelly.

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In the post, a comment  was left on the show’s  Instagram post advertising the episode Touré appeared on, caught the eye of social media:



In the post, a make-up artist, who goes by the name ‘Dani,’ alleged that Touré sexually harassed her while she worked with him on a show, saying, “He couldn’t stop asking me to do anal, how I  looked naked, if I had sex over the weekend, what it would be like to f–k me.”

In an exclusive interview with ESSENCE, Dani shared additional details about her experience with Touré.

“I worked with him most of 2017, I left in October, before he left,” she claims. After Dani quit, she says she reported Toure´ to human resources. He left Time Inc. after that; according to his rep because his agreement was over.

Dani claimed to have been sent an apology via Instagram from Touré, which she shared with ESSENCE. As to what made Dani report Touré to his employer after she quit? She said it was because he was doing media appearances talking about Harvey Weinstein and his allegations of sexual misconduct.

“He went on Hot97 to talk about Harvey Weinstein (after he apologized). I accepted his apology and was ok to move on but, you can’t be a sexual predator and go around shaming other predators,” she said.

Dani said she shared her story on Instagram because she saw Touré on Surviving R. Kelly and the media appearances he was making.

“When I saw him going around as R. Kelly’s docuseries spokesman to different radio stations, the lies had to stop. I’ve worked with Mouse Jones before and wanted him to know the truth,” she said.

Below are screenshots of the apology allegedly made by Touré in November 2017:

 
 
 
 
When it comes to living in the #MeToo era, stories have been surfacing about various men and their toxic behavior in and out of the workplace. From Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Louis C.K., and the countless other men in entertainment, sexual harassment is a much talked about topic more than any point in our history. But in the Black community, there still seems to be a cloud of disbelief when a victim comes forward, as we saw during some of the commentary surrounding Surviving R. Kelly.

It takes courage for women and men to admit that they’ve either been sexually assaulted or harassed, and it’s not something that should easily be brushed under the rug. Perpetrators of toxic and abusive behavior should be held accountable for their actions, and understand how their actions have impacted others. Apologies are a start, but what is also needed is a dedicated focus on behavior change and healing to ensure there is no part of our society where this is ever accepted as normal.

ESSENCE has reached out to Time Inc., which issued a statement saying they do not discuss personnel matters, but stated Touré is no longer employed at the company. See the comment from Touré via his rep above.
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Re: Surviving R. Kelly
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 07:11:57 am »
Wait... hold up, Hype...  is this story credible?

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Re: Surviving R. Kelly
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 04:34:43 pm »
Everyone calling for a ban on R. Kelly, I say if we're gonna ban him, we should also ban Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, Elvis, Aerosmith and Ted Nugent.

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Re: Surviving R. Kelly
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 08:20:04 pm »
Everyone calling for a ban on R. Kelly, I say if we're gonna ban him, we should also ban Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, Elvis, Aerosmith and Ted Nugent.





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Re: Surviving R. Kelly
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2019, 03:55:53 am »

Taraji P. Henson felt the need to clarify her stance on alleged abuser R. Kelly Tuesday.
As she wrote on Twitter, in all caps: "R. KELLY IS GUILTY AND WRONG AND SHOULD BE MUTED PERIOD!!!!!"

Why all the yelling? Well, the "What Men Want" actress was earlier under fire for sharing a controversial Instagram Story that showed a confusing stance on the rapper, who was recently the subject of the Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly."





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Re: Surviving R. Kelly
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2019, 03:38:24 am »
Friday, 15th February 2019
Ryan Adams’ Album Release Pulled Amid Misconduct Allegations

by Chris Willman


Ryan Adams recently announced he’d have three new albums out this year, but that number looks to be rapidly shrinking. The first of his planned 2019 releases, “Big Colors,” which was to have come out April 19, has been “put on hold,” according to sources close to the situation.

Retailers began reporting Thursday night that they’ve been notified the album has been yanked from the schedule by Universal Music Group.

Adams has his own label, Pax-Am, which has a distribution deal with UMG’s Blue Note (whose president, Don Was, co-produced “Big Colors”).

Representatives for those labels could not be reached for comment Thursday night. Adams’ Pax-Am label has deleted its own pages devoted to pre-orders for the CD and LP.

On top of the forthcoming album being put in limbo, an amplifier company, Benson, has severed its relationship with the artist.

“We are saddened and surprised by the recent allegations against Mr. Ryan Adams as documented in the New York Times,” Christopher Benson said in a statement.

“We have decided to suspend our relationship with Mr. Adams at this moment, and will no longer move forward with the development of the Ryan Adams signature model. We have no further comment at this time.”

Adams’ signature Benson amp was announced at the NAMM convention in February 2018, but it’s not clear how far along in development it was. As of September, Christopher Benson was saying that “we’re still kind of working it out with him and his management.”

The New York Times’ story appeared online Wednesday and was prominently featured in Thursday’s print edition.

The newspaper’s reporting spotlighted interviews with multiple women, including an underage girl who’d exchanged sexually explicit texts with Adams, as well as former girlfriends and ex-wife Mandy Moore, who maintained he mentored them during romantic relationships but stalled their careers later.

Adams’ previous album, 2017’s “Prisoner,” debuted at No. 1 on the rock, alternative and Americana charts.






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Re: Surviving R. Kelly
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2019, 01:53:24 pm »
Friday, 22nd  February 2019
R. Kelly indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse

by Sara Sidner and Steve Almasy


Musician R. Kelly has been indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse -- a class 2 felony -- involving four alleged victims, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said Friday.
 
He is scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a bail hearing. Arraignment is set for March 8.

A warrant has been issued for Kelly's arrest, Chicago police say.

The charges handed up in an indictment from a grand jury span from 1998 to 2010, Foxx said.
 
If convicted, Kelly faces a maximum of seven years in prison for each count.

Kelly has been associated with accusations of abuse, manipulation and inappropriate encounters with girls and young women for more than two decades.

He has strongly denied the accusations.

The indictment accuses Kelly of sexual acts with three children older than 13 but younger than 17.

There is no age range listed for one of the alleged victims. The charges say Kelly used force or the threat of force.

A grand jury was convened in Cook County, Illinois, earlier this month in connection with new allegations against Kelly, two sources close to the case told CNN.

That came on the heels of attorney Michael Avenatti announcing he had handed over to the State's Attorney's Office a videotape that he said showed Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
 
Steve Greenberg, an attorney for Kelly, told CNN earlier this month he had not been notified of a grand jury.

After being asked about the new tape, he said separately he and his colleagues were unaware of any new information involving Kelly.

CNN has seen the VHS tape that appears to show Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old.
 
The newly unearthed footage, which lasts 42 minutes and 45 seconds, is clear and explicit.

What is on the video mirrors some of the alleged acts for which Kelly was arrested in a child pornography case in 2002 when he was 35 and then acquitted six years later.

He has been sued by multiple women accusing him of having sex with them when they were underage. Most cases, with the exception of the trial where he was acquitted, have been settled out of court.

And while he is one of the most successful R&B acts in history, there has been a growing movement against him, including the #MuteRKelly campaign to stop his music being played.

In July 2017, BuzzFeed published an explosive article outlining allegations that Kelly was holding a group of adult women against their will as part of what some of their parents said was a "cult."
 
Joycelyn Savage, one of the young women, denied those claims and asked her parents, via a video shared with TMZ, to stop speaking out about her relationship with Kelly.

In January, the release of a docuseries called "Surviving R. Kelly" on Lifetime television helped boost the public campaign against him.

In that series, women said they were kept in abusive sexual relationships.




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Re: Surviving R. Kelly
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