A journalist who featured within the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ docuseries has been accused of office sexual harassment.
Touré Neblett, a music journalist who interviewed R. Kelly for BET in 2018, appeared on Surviving R.Kelly to speak about his interview with the R&B legend. Within the documentary, Touré mentioned he didn’t get the solutions he was on the lookout for when it got here to the musician’s “like” of teenage, notably underage, ladies
Earlier this week, Touré appeared on ‘The Clubhouse with Mouse Jones’ podcast to debate Mr Kelly once more. The interview was shared on the present’s Instagram publish promoting the episode Touré appeared on. However one remark left on the publish by somebody caught the attention of social media customers.
The lady who dropped the remark accused Touré of sexual harassment. The lady, a make-up artist who goes by the identify Dani, mentioned Touré sexually harassed her whereas she labored with him on a present.
He couldn’t cease asking me to do anal, how I appeared bare, if I had intercourse over the weekend, what it will be prefer to f–okay me, what his cum would seem like on my face.
Dani added that she had to verify to have crew members in the room together with her whereas she bought Touré prepared for his Weekly present. Ultimately, Dani give up however allegedly reported Touré to human sources and in line with her account, he was instantly fired.
In an unique interview with Essence, Dani shared further particulars about her expertise with Touré.
I labored with him most of 2017, I left in October, earlier than he left.
After Dani give up, she says she reported Toure´ to human sources. He left Time after that; in line with his rep as a result of his settlement was over.
Dani claimed to have been despatched an apology by way of Instagram from Touré, which she shared with Essence. As to what made Dani report Touré to his employer after she give up? She mentioned it was as a result of he was doing media appearances speaking about Harvey Weinstein and his allegations of sexual misconduct.
He went on Sizzling97 to speak about Harvey Weinstein (after he apologized).
I accepted his apology and was okay to maneuver on however, you may’t be a sexual predator and go round shaming different predators.
Dani mentioned she shared her story on Instagram as a result of she noticed Touré on Surviving R. Kelly and the media appearances he was making.
Once I noticed him going round as R. Kelly’s docuseries spokesman to totally different radio stations, the lies needed to cease. I’ve labored with Mouse Jones earlier than and needed him to know the reality.
Touré has issued a response by way of his rep.
His response reads:
On the present, our workforce, together with myself, engaged in edgy, crass banter, that on the time I didn’t suppose was offensive for our tight-knit group. I’m sorry for my language and for making her really feel uncomfortable in any means. As a lead on the present, I ought to have avoided this conduct. I’ve realized and grown from this expertise.
Under are screenshots of the apology allegedly made by Touré to Dani in November 2017.