‘Kiss From A Rose’ Singer-Songwriter Seal Accused Of Sexual Battery
A former neighbor did not want to receive a "Kiss from a Rose" from Seal when she encountered him in the fall of 2016.
The Danger Next Door
Seal's former neighbor, 54-year-old actress Tracey Birdsall, came forward to reveal that she had a horrible encounter with the international recording artist.
According to Birdsall, she visited Seal at his Los Angeles home to retrieve one of her household appliances, when all of a sudden Seal began acting very uncanny around her. She revealed that Seal forcibly kissed her and that the "Crazy" singer-songwriter even said that Birdsall was asking for attention because of her revealing outfit.
Birdsall added that the singer-songwriter also groped her bosom numerous times before she fled his house. Birdsall cut off all contact with the singer-songwriter after the incident.
While Seal has overwhelmingly denied these allegations by his accuser, Birdsall reported the incident to the Los Angeles Police Department. The law enforcement group is currently investigating the claims.
Seal Versus Oprah?
In addition to Birdsall's claims, the "Prayer for the Dying" singer-songwriter came under fire when he posted several photos on his Instagram account on Jan. 10.
The first photo showed television legend Oprah Winfrey kissing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on the cheek with the caption: "When you have been part of the problem for decades."
The second photo showed an unknown actress sandwiched in between Weinstein and Winfrey with the caption: "But suddenly they all think you are the solution."
Some of Seal's followers questioned the decision to post the meme on Instagram.
"Seal pretty much shot himself in the foot. What Oprah did was PR spin and that is what Hollywood always does. Fakery is what they do and guess what. 99 percent of us continue to pay into it," wrote one Instagram user.
Seal posted the meme after Winfrey delivered her persuasive speech at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which many people believed served as a potential platform for a 2020 presidential run.
Several news outlets including The Huffington Post and Fox News used the meme as material to write derogatory stories against the former The Voice Australia coach.
The singer-songwriter was forced to create a video statement which included his love for Winfrey and condemnation against both Weinstein and the news outlets.
Musicians In Scandal
The "Fly Like An Eagle" singer is not the only musician who is facing sexual misconduct charges.
Rapper Nelly had his reputation damaged after a 21-year-old woman from Seattle, Washington accused him of rape. The prosecutor later threw out the lawsuit and the rape charges against the "Hot in Herre" performer.
Last month, a Los Angeles radio personality who has chosen to use the alias Jane Doe sued KISS frontman Gene Simmons and his restaurant business, Rock and Brews, after she claimed that the "Rock and Roll All Nite" performer groped her during an interview. Simmons denied the accusations on Twitter on Dec. 17, 2017.
14 women also accused music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. Some of the women filed police reports against Simmons with the New York Police Department. Simmons continues to deny all allegations.