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L.A. Reid was named in a lawsuit from former music govt Drew Dixon, alleging that the previous Epic Data sexually assaulted her throughout her time at Arista Data the place Reid served as its chief govt. Dixon claims that she was assaulted twice by Reid again in 2001 and that he was a barrier to her ascension within the music enterprise after rejecting his advances.

A report from Reuters printed this previous Wednesday (November 8) particulars that Drew Dixon filed the swimsuit in Manhattan federal court docket and requested for unlisted compensation and damages. The swimsuit was filed underneath New York state’s Grownup Survivors Act which allowed Dixon to bypass statutes of limitations expiration dates and convey claims even when they occurred a time in the past.

This isn’t the primary time Dixon has addressed her alleged assault, doing so as soon as earlier than in 2017 shortly after Reid stepped down from Epic Data after allegations of illegal habits involving a girl who labored for the corporate surfaced.

Immediately, Dixon serves as a board member for New York College’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and was a part of the documentary On The Document, highlighting the sexual misconduct allegations that proceed to hound Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons.

Dixon, a former A&R for Def Jam Data, labored in the identical position at Arista Data whereas helming the label throughout Clive Davis’ time. In 2000, Reid changed Davis within the chief govt place.

The small print of the assault, which may be disturbing to some, state that Reid allegedly assaulted her whereas on a personal airplane in 2001 and as soon as extra after an occasion in New York that very same yr.

Dixon left the music trade in 2002 and entered Harvard Enterprise College.

In an announcement delivered by her authorized staff, Dixon stated that Redi’s “persistent marketing campaign of sexual harassment and assault compelled me to desert the work I cherished after I was on the high of my sport within the music enterprise.”

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