The veteran journalist now is feeling how it feels to be in R. Kelly’s shoes.
It wasn’t too long ago when veteran journalist Toure was considered an advocate for R. Kelly accusers. He was in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary and was thanked by many for standing up and speaking out against the former King of R&B. He even conducted the famous BET interview with Kells after his trial that gave us this infamous moment in Black television.
Now it seems the tables have turned on Toure and now he is being accused of workplace sexual harassment. A makeup artist who worked with the journalist has come forward with receipts showing his inappropriate behavior.
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh _____________ Journalist #ToureNeblett, who was most recently featured in the #SurvivingRKelly docuseries, has recently been accused of sexual harassment by a makeup artist who worked with him on a show in 2017. _____________ Earlier this week, Toure appeared on #TheClubhouse with #MouseJones podcast to discuss #RKelly, and the accusation came to light in the comment section where a woman named Dani left a comment saying, “But toureshow used to sexually harass me? How that work?,” as reported by @Essence. She elaborated in another comment saying that during the time she worked with him “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**k me.” ____________ Toure has since responded to the woman’s claim with the following statement to Essence, “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.” ____________ Dani, who said Toure apologized to her via Instagram, told Essence she worked with Toure most of 2017 and left in October before he-read more at TheShadeRoom.com SWIPE to see his alleged apology and her response to his statement. 📸: @gettyimages Texts Via @essence
I have to admit I always had respect for Toure as a journalist. His resume is deep and aspires other black journalists like myself strive to tackle this industry. However, these receipts are not looking good for my boy.
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