The Grammy award profitable producer of Beyonce’s ‘Drunk in Love’ was arrested Wednesday on greater than a dozen sexual assaults.
Element, actual title Noel Christopher Fisher, was held on almost $6.three million bail, based on an announcement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division.
The 41-year-old producer was charged on July 31 with 15 counts of sexual assault and 5 counts of felony assault, the assertion mentioned. He’s accused of crimes between 2010 and 2018.
Element, whose actual title is Noel Christopher Fisher, was charged on July 31 with 15 counts of sexual assault and 5 counts of felony assault
Detectives submitted the case to the Los Angeles County district lawyer’s workplace in January, the assertion mentioned. It did not present different particulars.
‘Mr. Fisher was simply arrested some hours in the past and I’ve not had a possibility to talk to him or have a look at the fees. I’m fairly sure he’ll enter a not responsible plea and contest to the fullest all of those allegations,’ his lawyer, Irwin Mark Bledstein, mentioned in an e-mail late Wednesday evening.
Element gained a Grammy in 2015 for co-writing the Beyonce and Jay-Z hit ‘Drunk in Love’ and has additionally produced hits for Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa.
Element’s different hits embody ‘Attractive Can I’ by Ray J, ‘I am So Paid’ by Akon, ‘The best way to Love’ by Lil Wayne, ‘711’ by Beyonce and ‘We Dem Boyz’ by Wiz Khalifa
Final 12 months, a mannequin and aspiring singer was awarded $15 million in a Los Angeles lawsuit that accused the producer of abusing and raping her.
A Los Angeles Superior Court docket dominated in favor of Kristina Buch who alleged Fisher raped her repeatedly and verbally abused her whereas appearing as her mentor.
Element is finest identified for producing Beyonce’s Grammy-winning ‘Drunk in Love’
Within the months following the lawsuit, neither Fisher nor his lawyer’s responded to summons or crammed any paperwork to argue in opposition to the claims.
Thus, permitting Buch to win the lawsuit by default.
In keeping with the lawsuit obtained by Billboard, Buch met Fisher at a recording studio in December of 2016 after she moved from Indiana to Los Angeles to work as a mannequin.
Buch says Fisher agreed to assist launch her music profession, however cases of violent sexual abuse started to occur quickly after.
The lawsuit says Fisher dedicated numerous legal acts, together with sexual harassment, sexual battery, assault, gender violence and intentional infliction of emotional misery .
Fisher allegedly turned, ‘controlling and verbally abusive towards Buch, telling her that she wanted to have intercourse with him and others to get forward within the music business’ and known as her a ‘dumb white b****’.
The lawsuit additionally alleged Fisher ‘viciously and violently’ raped Buch on seven events, with two happening in entrance of different folks.
Throughout one incident, Buch alleges Fisher informed one other sufferer, Peyton Ackley, to document the sexual assault.
Buch is considered one of six girls who’ve publicly accused Fisher of comparable allegations.
After Buch and Ackley’s allegations turned public in 2018, singers Bebe Rexha and Jessie Reyez claimed that Fisher had tried to inappropriately method them.
Singers Jessie Reyez (left) and Bebe Rexha (proper) have each beforehand mentioned Fisher tried to inappropriately method them
Bebe Rexha mentioned: ‘He tried to do the identical factor to me after I was new artist. Glad these girls got here out. It is scary. He tried to with me, however I actually ran out of that studio. Karma is a b****’ (pictured: Rexha performs on the runway throughout the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Style Present at Pier 94 on November eight, 2018 in New York Metropolis)
Six different girls have spoken out publicly accused Fisher (pictured) of abuse, together with two former assistants
Jessie Reyez tweeted on the time: ‘One evening, over 6 years in the past Noel ‘Element’ Fisher tried this on me. I used to be fortunate and I bought out earlier than it bought to this. I did not know what to say or who to inform. I used to be scared. Concern is an actual factor. The ladies that got here out are courageous as hell.’
Bebe Rexha tweeted: ‘He tried to do the identical factor to me after I was new artist. Glad these girls got here out. It is scary. He tried to with me, however I actually ran out of that studio. Karma is a b****.’
At the very least two, each former assistants, have filed their very own lawsuits.
Fisher has mentioned in court docket paperwork filed in these lawsuits that each one the allegations in opposition to him are false, and have led to his shedding all work and being evicted.