Music Journalist Touré Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Makeup Artist

January 10, 2019  |  

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After some old tweets surfaced, where radio host Charlamagne the God made jokes about R. Kelly’s child pornography tape, dream hampton, executive producer of the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, said that in retrospect, it probably would have been best to leave his commentary out of the film.

And after this week, she might be wishing that she had excluded music journalist Touré Neblett, the man who conducted Kelly’s infamous, ‘What do you mean by teenage?’ interview. Because Touré has found himself facing sexual harassment allegations of his own.

These claims came to light when Touré, along with Jamilah Lemieux, sat down with Mouse Jones for his podcast The ClubHouse. According to Essence, when a clip of the show was posted on Instagram, a woman responded with a story of her own.

It was one sentence.

The woman, who goes by user name @danimakeup wrote: “But @toureshow used to sexually harass me? How that work?”

When people questioned her about her comment, she expounded.

“every Monday I used to work with him on a show in 2017 and he couldn’t stop asking me to do anal, how I looked naked, if I had sex over the weekend, what it would be like to f*ck me, what his cum would look like on my face…I had to have the crew stay in the room with me while I got him ready…and when I left I called HR…he got fired instantly. He wrote me a huge apology for doing that in my DMs. Still, have it. He did a 20/20 shoot in 2018 and I was there and he walked out. Told the producer that he was ‘embarrassed bc he was inappropriate with a “staff member” he really needs to take a seat.”

Essence, reached out to Dani and she shared additional details about her experience.

Dani said she came out and shared her story because she was appalled by the fact that Touré was doing interviews about Harvey Weinstein and his allegations of sexual misconduct.

“He went on Hot97 to talk about Harvey Weinstein (after he apologized). I accepted his apology and was ok to move on but, you can’t be a sexual predator and go around shaming other predators. “When I saw him going around as R. Kelly’s docuseries spokesman to different radio stations, the lies had to stop. I’ve worked with Mouse Jones before and wanted him to know the truth.”

Dani also provided Essence with the apology Touré sent her via her DMs.

Touré has yet to respond to their request for comment.

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