Observe: This text comprises descriptions of alleged sexual misconduct.
Danny Elfman is being sued by a lady for alleged sexual misconduct, The Hollywood Reporter and Rolling Stone report. In a submitting submitted Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom, a 47-year-old Maryland girl utilizing the pseudonym Jane Doe XX sued Elfman for sexual assault, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional misery, sexual harassment and negligence. She additionally named Elfman’s firm, Musica de la Muerta, within the swimsuit.
Within the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that Elfman sexually abused her between 1997 and 2002, after they met at a home get together when Doe was 21 and Elfman was 47. Doe claims that Elfman would expose his genitalia to her whereas strolling round nude, allegedly expressing to her “that his was the one method he may work, be artistic, and profitable.” The lawsuit additionally claims that Elfman would generally sleep bare in the identical mattress subsequent to a fully-clothed Doe throughout a interval in 1998 the place she stayed at his dwelling in Topanga Canyon, California whereas looking for an house in Los Angeles. Per THR, the plaintiff alleges that after the very fact, in 2002, Elfman advised her: “Each time you’ve ever slept subsequent to me, I might masturbate subsequent to you.”
Elfman known as the allegations within the lawsuit “baseless and absurd” in a press release made to Pitchfork via a spokesperson, concluding: “His authorized crew is assessing all choices and he’ll vigorously defend these claims in court docket.” In a press release to RS, Doe’s legal professional Jeff Anderson mentioned she hopes to ship a message to people who’ve “made efforts to destroy the lives of others who discovered the braveness to talk up.”
Doe is the second girl to come back ahead with claims of misconduct towards Elfman this yr. In July, the musician and composer Nomi Abadi sued Elfman for allegedly failing to make two funds of $42,500 from a $830,000 settlement. In response to reporting from Rolling Stone, the settlement was reached on account of Abadi accusing Elfman of a number of situations of sexual harassment. Anderson, who’s representing each Abadi and Doe, advised RS: “It’s vital to this Jane Doe that Nomi is aware of she’s not alone anymore, that what was finished to her by Elfman mirrors in so some ways what was finished to Nomi.” Elfman denied the allegations to Rolling Stone via his legal professional.
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