Seal has seen his name in headlines more in the last two weeks than he probably has in the last two years. And, while fans of the revered singer/songwriter would probably prefer the reasons be more for his music than mayhem, alas controversy has made him a hot topic.
First, he experienced a backlash for slamming Oprah Winfrey after her impassioned Golden Globes speech (click here if you missed it) saw her express staunch support for the #MeToo movement. Claiming the media mogul was aware of Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged sexual assaults before they became public knowledge, the response from her supporters was so fiery he later apologized
Now, just a week after calling out Weinstein and encouraging women who have suffered from sexual assault to stand up against their assailants, an actress is coming forward with allegations the ‘Kiss From a Rose’ singer forced his lips on her.
“Actress Tracey Birdsall tells us she and Seal were neighbors in Los Angeles in the fall of 2016. She says the two developed a close friendship — and only that — until an incident at Seal’s home.
Tracey says…he lunged at her [and] forced himself on her, attempting to kiss her. She says she shouted, “What are you doing?!” and the singer replied, “I’m kissing you!”
Birdsall claims Seal then began to belittle her for what she was wearing (a tank top and shorts) — insinuating she was asking for it — and he began to grope her breasts. She says she demanded he stop.
Tracey tells us Seal then invited her to sit on the couch next to him … she says she was in shock and complied. Birdsall claims Seal once again began to make fun of what she was wearing and groped her again.”
Seal’s rep is calling the accusations false.
“Seal vehemently denies the recent allegations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct more than a year ago. He intends to vigorously defend himself against these false allegations.”