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File producer Element, who has made hits with artists like Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Jennifer Lopez, has been accused by two of his protégés of rape and assault.
The allegations have been listed in two functions for restraining orders that have been granted by a choose on Tuesday. One of many ladies alleged that in February, Element, whose actual identify is Noel Fisher, raped her in Miami.
“I used to be attempting to go away and he held me down and I couldn't get away and he raped me,” she wrote.
Her report included allegations that the producer pressured her a number of occasions to have anal and vaginal intercourse after recording periods.
The second girl who filed a restraining order corroborated many particulars within the first girl's report, and in addition detailed the alleged abuse she confronted whereas additionally working with the producer. She stated that he put make-up brushes inside her with out her permission, raped her, and as soon as pressured her to videotape him having intercourse with the primary girl.
BuzzFeed Information doesn’t usually determine alleged victims of sexual assault.
Each ladies additionally accuse the producer of asserting excessive management, monitoring what they ate, the place they slept, and the place they showered. Element additionally allegedly pulled his penis out in entrance of them and advised them to “kiss it,” in accordance with the courtroom paperwork, which have been first reported by the Blast.
Each ladies additionally alleged that the producer was bodily violent, together with choking them, pulling their hair, and slamming them in opposition to the wall or to the bottom as lately as March. Element, they added, would threaten to smash their possibilities of a profession within the business in the event that they left.
The final time Element confronted authorized troubles was when he sued Drake and his bodyguard in 2016 for an altercation that occurred in Drake's LA dwelling in 2014. Nevertheless, the lawsuit was dismissed after the producer failed to indicate up in courtroom.
A consultant for one of many file labels Element works with didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
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With images being such a major and extremely shared type of communication within the digital age, it’s no shock that folks’s copyrights are being more and more violated. And whereas most instances are settled in an amicable and respectful method; the photographer politely asks for recognition, cost or the picture eliminated, some individuals are simply assholes.
Live performance photographer Adrienne Row-Smith skilled such a case lately, after overlaying a couple of bands at a present for Monkey Goose Magazine. It went nicely and everybody was proud of the outcomes. Nonetheless, quickly after her work was revealed, she found that a few of her pictures had been downloaded, re-edited, cropped to take away the watermark. That they had been shared by one of many bands and its file label on-line, for their very own industrial use.
“I had reached out to the band first, asking them to politely take away it since that they had violated my copyright by enhancing them,” Adrienne told PetaPixel. “Whomever I used to be speaking to was more than pleased to take away the photographs (which didn’t really occur), after which proceeded to ask me how a lot I cost to get high-resolution copies for social media that they might use. I informed them how a lot (which is the place the 50$ per picture comes from), after which I by no means heard something again – which is one thing I take care of loads.”
“Nonetheless, I went and checked and so they nonetheless had not taken down the photographs, so I requested them once more (that is the place I ought to have simply taken them down myself) however in good religion, I reached out once more.”
It’s right here that the trade between Adrienne and the top of the file label happened, and as you may see for your self, it’s the top of rudeness and unprofessionalism. Not solely does the label refuse to apologize, they really mock and insult Adrienne in a fairly appalling method. She has chosen to not reveal the title of the file label, as a substitute utilizing the trade to serve for instance of the on a regular basis actuality within the images enterprise. “I simply needed to share what I had skilled as a photographer within the music trade and that it’s not only one individual, however a pattern,” she stated in regards to the incident.
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