Singer Seal has been accused of sexual assault by actress Tracey Birdsall.
The 54-year-old actress told TMZ on Tuesday, January 16, that she and the 54-year-old “Kiss from a Rose” singer became friends in the fall of 2016 while they were neighbors in Los Angeles.
She claims that once he ‘lunged’ at her he tried to kiss her in his kitchen. She said he mocked her outfif and grabbed her breasts without her consent.
Birdsall went to Los Angeles police on Saturday to report the incident, and an investigation was opened.
The Seal representative responded to these via a statement to Us Weekly, saying: “Seal 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.”
The Grammy winner, who was married to Heidi Klum from 2005 to 2014, was criticized last week after he posted a meme on Instagram from Producer Harvey Weinstein with Oprah, accusing her of knowing for years what he did. The meme had a caption that read: “When you’ve been part of the problem for decades but suddenly everyone thinks you’re the solution.”
Seal then apologized for the post, after several celebrities criticized him, including Chrissy Teigen who said: “Hmm. Let’s say we’ve all heard things from each other, isn’t it?”
Seal then changed the post saying it was true, they had heard the rumors but they certainly had no idea that (Harvey) serially attacked young actresses who did not know what they were getting into. On Thursday, Seal posted a video on Facebook encouraging victims of sexual harassment to continue showing courage and to go out and talk because it was the only way to solve that problem.
But now, a woman accuses him of sexual assault …