LOS ANGELES (WR) — Grammy Award-winning music producer Element was arrested Wednesday on greater than a dozen prices of sexual assault, authorities mentioned.
The 41-year-old producer was held on practically $6.three million bail, in accordance with an announcement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division.
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, the assertion mentioned. He’s accused of crimes between 2010 and 2018.
Detectives submitted the case to the Los Angeles County district legal professional’s workplace in January, the assertion mentioned. It didn’t 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 costs. I’m fairly sure he’ll enter a not responsible plea and contest to the fullest all of those allegations,” his legal professional, Irwin Mark Bledstein, mentioned in an e-mail late Wednesday night time.
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.
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.
She is considered one of six ladies, some established professionals and others music-industry newcomers, who’ve spoken out publicly towards what they mentioned was Fisher’s sexual aggression.
At the least two, each former assistants, have filed their very own lawsuits. Fisher has mentioned in court docket paperwork filed in these lawsuits that every one the allegations towards him are false, and have led to his dropping all work and being evicted.