British singer/songwriter Olusegun Adeola Samuel popularly known as Seal in being investigated on charges of sexual battery and assault, according to a new report by TMZ.
Seal’s former neighbor in his LA home, actress Tracey Birdsall told TMZ that the singer came on to her in the fall of 2016 when she went over to retrieve a salad spinner.
She claims the singer lunged at her when she was at his place and when she asked what he was trying to do, he replied “I’m kissing you”. He then began to belittle her outfit (a tank top and shorts) before trying to grope her.
This is coming barely a week after Seal’s comments on Oprah where he encouraged women to come forth with their stories of sexual harassment.
The singer has however denied her claims. His representative told Rolling Stone;
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.
According to TMZ, the L.A County Sheriff Department has however taken a report for sexual battery and will continue to investigate.