Tracey Birdsall, an actor who lives nearby to the singer in Los Angeles, told the entertainment news site TMZ that the pair initially became friends. Birdsall recalled shouting, to which the "Fly Like an Eagle" singer responded: "I'm kissing you!"
Birdsall claims that Seal then began to comment on her wearing a tank top and shorts and insinuated that she was asking for it. When the media came after him for alluding on the matter, he followed up with a video explaining that he has an "enormous amount of respect" for the talk-show host and encouraged women to come forward with any sexual assault stories. The singer apologized for reposting a meme that intimated that Oprah Winfrey was aware of disgraced former studio mogul Harvey Weinstein's decades of alleged sexual assaults and said nothing.
"Seal vehemently denies the recent allegations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct more than a year ago".
Birdsall claims Seal forced himself on her and attempted to kiss her.
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The "Doomsday" actress told TMZ she sat down next to Seal on a couch and he tried to grope her again. She said that once she saw his comment about Oprah and Harvey Weinstein, she made a decision to report it to police. While in shock, as TMZ describes, she obliged as he continued pointing out her attire and touching her. The Los Angeles native left shortly after this moment and cut off all contact with Seal.
According to TMZ.com, Birdsall says it was after seeing Seal's comments that she made a decision to report the alleged incident to the police. Let's just say we've all heard things about each other, haven't we?'
Entertainer Oprah Winfrey (L) and producer Harvey Weinstein laugh before receiving W.E.B.
'What I reposted was commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior of Hollywood'.
A representative told TMZ Seal denies the allegations.