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Seal's Sexual Battery Case Has Been Dropped

Image via AP.
Image via AP.

Seal will not face criminal charges following a complaint filed last month by the actor Tracey Birdsall, who alleged that the singer had tried to sexually batter her when they were neighbors in Los Angeles.


The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that it was investigating the incident after Birdsall filed the complaint in January, claiming that Seal had allegedly groped her and tried to kiss her in 2016 after she went to his house to retrieve a salad spinner she’d lent him.

According to TMZ, Birdsall said she decided to come forward after she saw the singer’s reaction to Oprah’s Golden Globe’s “Time’s Up” speech, accusing her of being “part of the problem.” Now, the L.A. County District Attorney rejected the case on the basis that it lacked witnesses or corroborating evidence, in addition to being outside the statute of limitations.


Prior to the D.A.’s decision, Seal’s representative released a statement saying that he “vehemently denies the recent allegations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct more than a year ago.”

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At first my thought was “NOT SEAL!”

Then I realized while an awesome song, Kissed by a Rose is actually about a creepy obsession.

I’m still waiting for the day we find out Dave Matthews murders women in his basement and eats their skin.

Nobody else has quite mastered the are of making catchy bland songs that secretly have lyrics befitting a police report.