Grammy Award-winning producer Detail has been charged with 15 counts of sexual assault.
The 41-year-old – real name Noel Fisher – was arrested on Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and is being investigated for incidents allegedly occurring between 2010 and 2018.
Fifteen sexual assault charges and five separate felony assault charges were filed against Fisher.
Detectives first submitted the case to the LA County District Attorney’s Office for review in January, and on July 31, they were notified of the charges against Fisher.
He has been held on bail of nearly $6.3million (£4.7m).
Fisher’s attorney Irwin Mark Bledstein told the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday night: ‘Mr. Fisher was just arrested some hours ago and I have not had an opportunity to speak to him or look at the charges. I am quite certain he will enter a not guilty plea and contest to the fullest all of these allegations.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Mr Bledstein for further comment.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department said: ‘Based on the nature of the allegations, Special Victims Bureau detectives believe there may be additional potential victims and they are seeking the public’s help in identifying any such victims.’
Detail is best known for producing and co-writing Beyonce’s 2013 smash Drunk In Love, which won him his first Grammy when the track, which also features Jay Z, was named best R&B song at the 2015 awards.
He was nominated twice more on the same night, for album of the year with Beyonce and for best rap song with Wiz Khalifa’s We Dem Boyz.
Detail has also produced hits including Beyonce’s 7/11, Sexy Can I by Ray J, Lil Wayne’s How To Love and Jennifer Lopez’s I Luh Ya Papi, and has worked with stars including Lady Gaga, Akon, the Pussycat Dolls and Ashanti.
In 2018, two female artists were granted a restraining order against Fisher, after they alleged they were physically and sexually abused by him.
After the allegations became public, singer Jessie Reyez said that her song Gatekeeper – written about her experience of sexism and misogyny in the music industry – was written about Detail.
She wrote on social media: ‘One night over 6 years ago Noel ‘Detail’ Fisher tried this on me. I was lucky and I got out before it got to this. I didn’t know what to say or who to tell. I was scared. Fear is a real thing. The girls that came out are brave as hell.’
In now-deleted replies, Bebe Rexha and Tinashe also claimed that Fisher had acted inappropriately towards them.
Last year, a model and aspiring singer won a $15 million (£11.4m) judgment against Fisher after alleging rape and emotional abuse.
Fisher did not respond to the suit and the penalty was awarded as a default judgment.
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