Journalist #ToureNeblett, who was most recently featured in the #SurvivingRKelly docuseries, has recently been accused of sexual harassment by a makeup artist who worked with him on a show in 2017.
Earlier this week, Toure appeared on #TheClubhouse with #MouseJones podcast to discuss #RKelly, and the accusation came to light in the comment section where a woman named Dani left a comment saying, “But @toureshow used to sexually harass me? How that work?,” as reported by @Essence. She elaborated in another comment saying that during the time she worked with him “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**k me.”
Toure has since responded to the woman’s claim with the following statement to Essence,
“On the show, our team, including myself, engaged in edgy, crass banter, that at the time I did not think was offensive for our tight-knit group. I am sorry for my language and for making her feel uncomfortable in any way. As a lead on the show, I should have refrained from this behavior. I have learned and grown from this experience.”
Dani, who said Toure apologized to her via Instagram, told Essence she worked with Toure most of 2017 and left in October before he left. She said after she quit, she reported Toure to human resources, and he left Time Inc. after that. According to his rep, it was because his agreement was over.
She said she reported him after she quit because she saw that he was doing media appearances talking 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,” she said.
Dani said she shared her story on Instagram because she saw Touré on Surviving R. Kelly and the media appearances he was making after it aired.
“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,” she said.
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