Seal is under investigation for sexual battery after he allegedly groped and forcibly kissed a former neighbor, TMZ reports. Birdsall claimed she said to Seal, who responded: "I'm kissing you!" He complied with her demand to stop, and he asked her to sit next to him on the couch.
On Saturday 13 January Tracey Birdsall went to the police to report him for assault after she read his comments in which he claimed Oprah Winfrey knew for years about Harvey Weinstein's abuses and slammed the talk show host for being "sanctimonious" and a hypocrite. "He intends to vigorously defend himself against these false allegations", a representative for the singer told TMZ.
She alleges he lunged at her and attempted to kiss her before belittling her for wearing a tank top and shorts and groping her breasts - after she shouted, "What are you doing?!"
The caption read, "When you have been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly they all think you are the solution".
It seems not many people are feeling sympathetic toward Seal, either. In response to the backlash he received over his meme attack against Winfrey, Seal appeared in a video posted online to say he was not trying to attack Winfrey at all.
"Let me start by saying that I have an enormous amount of respect for everything that Oprah has achieved and contributed in her life", he wrote on Facebook.
Seal is now being accused of sexual misconduct. "No, what I reposted was commentary on the hypocritical and double-standard nature and behavior of Hollywood". "None of the women who have been sexually abused, not one of the women who have come forward, has received any real justice whatsoever". Birdsall told the gossip site that a viral video of singer urging sex abuse victims to speak out, lead to her decision to file a report against the Grammy victor.