Renowned music executive L.A. Reid is being sued by a former Arista executive who accuses him of alleged sexual assault, an experience she recounted in the Max original documentary “On The Record.”
Renowned music executive L.A. Reid is being sued by a former Arista executive who accuses him of sexual assault, an experience she recounted in the Max original documentary “On The Record.”
Reid allegedly “retaliated against her by embarrassing her in front of others or otherwise being curt and unprofessional,” the suit states. “Promotional and recording budgets were suddenly reduced dramatically or frozen altogether. Song demos and artist auditions were flatly rejected.”
“It was very clear that I was being punished because I would not comply,” she told the Times.
“I have an opportunity now to seek some degree of accountability,” Dixon says. “And that’s really what I’m trying to do.”
Reid, who now runs his company Mega through the Gamma, has not responded to the suit. Dixon’s suit falls under New York’s recently passed Adult Survivors Act, which gave alleged victims who were over 18 when the abuse occurred a one-year window for civil lawsuits. The window closes on Nov. 24.
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Source: Black Enterprise