The last decade has seen a number of Pop culture’s power players fall from grace following claims that they used their power to prey on the vulnerable and powerless.
This year, a Pop icon- who cannot be named for legal reasons- has learned that he is to join Bill Cosby and Bill O’Reilly after a woman stepped forward to claim that he molested her when she was fourteen.
The incident was reported to the police in 2014 and is now being investigated after the woman who is now in her 50s shared her harrowing story with them.
The pretty teenager was given free tickets to the solo star’s show and she and a friend were picked out of the audience by the star’s bodyguard and invited to his hotel the next day.
The girls, aged 13 and 14, went along hoping to get an autograph.
But an aide separated her from her pals and took her to a suite, where the star was relaxing in a short white robe with a comedian, a female pal and a backing singer.
He led the girl to a balcony and put his arm around her waist while they posed for photographs, taken with her camera, which have been produced in evidence.
One of the pictures showing the smiling star in his robe with his arm around the victim appeared on an American news website earlier this week.
I was confused and couldn’t understand where the pain was coming from.
It was just beyond me. I was very numb and found that I could not move. All I heard repetitively as he was pinning me down was, ‘relax, relax’, ‘It won’t hurt if you relax’.
Those words have just stuck with me over the years.
I never understood at the time what he was trying to say. I was very naive. I thought I had hurt him and was so frightened.
My father was very strict with me — and I just knew I had to get the hell out of this place.
Her allegedly unusual attacker, whose career spans over six decades, is now said to be petrified after his identity was unveiled on several U.S. websites and after learning that his supposed victim was prepared to present proof of the assault.
A lawyer with information on the case shared:
The alleged victim is a credible witness with excellent recall of the facts. The key to a successful prosecution is finding witnesses who place the complainant in the star’s suite and who can speak for her childlike demeanour.