Touré, the veteran journalist who played a contributing role in the recent Surviving R. Kelly documentary, has now been slapped with his own sexual harassment claims.
A “Good Morning America” makeup artist named Dani, who said she previously worked with Touré on a Time Inc. show, has accused him of making unwanted sexual advances in 2017.
In the comment section of an Instagram post promoting an appearance by Touré on “The “Clubhouse with Mouse Jones” podcast, Dani wrote:
“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 f— me, what his c– 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.”
A representative responded with a statement from Touré:
“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.”
Touré interviewed R. Kelly for BET in 2008, shortly after the embattled singer was acquitted on child pornography charges. In a now infamous clip, Touré asked Kelly, “Do you like teenage girls?” Kelly responded, “When you say teenage, how old are we talking?”
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Actor Terry Crews — who has been a passionate advocate for sexual assault victims — immediately canceled his upcoming appearance on Touré’s show following the news.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) January 10, 2019