Touré, one of the journalists who contributed to the documentary Surviving R. Kelly, was accused of sexual harassment by a makeup artist who commented on an Instagram clip featuring Touré condemning Kelly.
On a recent episode of The Clubhouse with Mouse Jones, Touré appeared to discuss a 2008 interview in which he confronted Kelly about his alleged behavior towards underage girls, and his role in the docuseries. A Good Morning America makeup artist named Dani, who said she previously worked with Touré on a Time Inc. show, wrote in the comments that he had sexually harassed her in 2017, according to Essence.
“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 [...]” Dani wrote in the comments.
The Essence piece also includes screenshots of an apology Touré reportedly sent Dani on Instagram, after she called him out for the hypocrisy of his appearing on Good Morning America to talk about Harvey Weinstein given his behavior towards her:
“Look, I’ve learned a lot watching this happen,” the apology reads. “The way I teased you is no longer funny to me.”
After Dani stopped working with Touré, she says she alerted human resources to his behavior, and he left Time shortly after. According to his rep, Essence reports, his departure was because his contract was up.
In a statement to Essence, Touré wrote:
“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.”
Terry Crews has announced via Twitter that he will no longer be appearing on Touré’s show: