Days after the premiere of Lifetime’s dream hampton-executively produced Surviving R. Kelly series, seasoned music journalist and author Toure Neblett, commonly known as Toure, has been accused of workplace sexual harassment.
The accusation leveled against the 47-year-old writer is damming, as he famously interviewed the singer-songwriter in 2008 about the many sexual assault allegations leveled against him.
Appearing alongside Jamilah Lemieux on the Mouse Jones hosted podcast “The Club House,” Toure spoke about R. Kelly and his repeated attempts at picking up underage girls at local Chicago high schools. It was then a makeup artist who goes by the name Dani, left a comment alleging in 2017, Toure continuously asked her to engage in anal sex.
During an interview with ESSENCE, Dani detailed her experience with Toure.
“I worked with him most of 2017, I left in October, before he got fired,” she claimed. “When I reported it to Time Inc. they terminated him that day.”
Dani claims to have received an apology from Toure via an Instagram. Yet, it was his appearance on Hot 97 discussing Harvey Weinstein’s allegation that rubbed her the wrong way.
“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.
Toure has not responded to the accusations.