The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not pursue a sexual battery case against Seal.
The decision means that the singer, 54, will not face charges after his former neighbor filed a complaint last month accusing him of assault, TMZ reported on Monday.
In January, police opened a criminal investigation after actress Tracey Birdsall, 54, came forward alleging that the singer groped and forcefully kissed her during a visit to his house in February of 2016.
According to the website, the DA has rejected the case citing a lack of witnesses or evidence to support Birdsall’s accusations. It was also reported that the statue of limitations had run out.
Birdsall, who claims she and Seal were platonic friends and nothing more, said she decided to come forward after viewing a video in which the singer encouraged women to share their own experiences with sexual misconduct.
Last month, a rep for Seal unequivocally denied Birdsall’s accusations, telling Page Six, “Seal vehemently denies the recent accusations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct of more than a year ago. He intends to vigorously defend himself against these false allegations.”
Sources: Page Six (Bryan Hood)
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