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Seal Being Investigated For Sexual Battery

January 16, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee

TMZ reports that Seal is being investigated by police for claims of sexual battery just a week after he sent out a video message asking victims of sexual abuse to speak out.

Tracey Birdsall, an actress who was neighbors with Seal in Los Angeles in the fall of 2016, said the two used to be close friends. At one point, Birdsall claims she went to his home to pick up a salad spinner she let him borrow. At that point, he advanced on her and tried to kiss her. She asked him what he was doing and he replied that he’s “kissing you.” She said he forced himself on her and groped her breasts. He also began to take shots at her for what she was wearing, implying that she was inviting sexual contact. She had on a tank top and shorts at the time. She demanded that he stop, so he invited her to sit on the couch with him. She said she was in shock at the time and did so, at which point he began to make fun of her clothes and grope her again. She claims she left after that and never spoke to him again. She said that once she saw his comment about Oprah and Harvey Weinstein, she decided to report it to police.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the incident and took a report on Saturday for sexual battery. A representative for Seal said: “Seal vehemently denies the recent allegations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct more than a year ago. He intends to vigorously defend himself against these false allegations.

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