Journalist Touré is the latest man in the hot seat following recent revelations of his sexual assault allegations following his appearance in Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary.
The well-known journalist was accused of workplace sexual harassment by a makeup artist who was offended by his involvement in the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly”. In a recent post that promoted Touré’s appearance on the “Clubhouse With Mouse Jones” podcast, a makeup artist named Dani shared her claims against the journalist.
“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 fuck 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 [because] he was inappropriate with a staff member.” He really needs to take a seat.”
Dani told Essence that after seeing Touré’s involvement with the R. Kelly documentary, she moved to speak out publicly.
“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.
Touré was included in the documentary after he interviewed R. Kelly for BET in 2008 and got the singer to open up about his relationship with underaged girls. The docuseries producer Dream Hampton has since taken to Twitter where she addressed her decision to include him in the project.
“No, I didn’t know Toure sexually harassed someone he worked with, I’m not sure how I could have known. He was included because he did the most famous interview with R. Kelly ever. Like Charlamagne, I wish he’d told me.”
Touré has since responded to the shocking accusation through a statement he sent 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.”
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