After Oprah’s grand Golden Globes speech about women’s empowerment and the end of the chauvinistic era of Hollywood, musical artist Seal of “Kissed by a Rose” fame took to Instagram and demolished both Oprah and the Hollywood culture for essentially virtue signaling while changing nothing.
And as if on cue, Seal has now found himself on the receiving end of some accusations himself.
Seal was one of a handful of artists who spoke out against the Hollywood culture which has created so many victims that it’s hard to keep track — and more come forward every day. After the Golden Globes, Seal took to Instagram where he posted a meme of Oprah and Harvey Weinstein with text that read “oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad.
But right after his attack on Oprah and Hollywood, actress Tracey Birdsall is suddenly claiming the Seal is a sexual predator himself, according to TMZ. According to her, the two are neighbors and good friends. One day, in 2016, she was in his kitchen retrieving a salad spinner she had lent him when he suddenly launched at her.
Tracey tells us Seal forced himself on her, attempting to kiss her. She says she shouted, “What are you doing?!” and the singer replied, “I’m kissing you!”
Birdsall claims Seal then began to belittle her for what she was wearing (a tank top and shorts) — insinuating she was asking for it — and he began to grope her breasts. She says she demanded he stop.
Tracey tells us Seal then invited her to sit on the couch next to him … she says she was in shock and complied. Birdsall claims Seal once again began to make fun of what she was wearing and groped her again. Tracey says she left shortly after that and did not have contact with Seal again.
According to Birdsall, she decided to report the incident when she saw Seal’s Instagram activity and filed a police report with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept., who is now investigating the story.
A representative for Seal has already denied the incident ever happened, stating “Seal vehemently denies the recent allegations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct more than a year ago. He intends to vigorously defend himself against these false allegations.”
I can’t say for certain whether or not Birdsall’s story is true, however, it does seem awfully fascinating that the moment Seal spoke out against someone currently being held up as the last, best hope for a leader by the left, he finds himself in the midst of an investigation.
Perhaps there was some physical contact between Seal and Birdsall. Perhaps it was against Birdsall’s will, or maybe it was a bit more mutual than she’s letting on. Perhaps it didn’t happen at all, and Seal is being completely truthful. It’s hard to know seeing as how the incident occurred in 2016, and all we have is Birdsall’s word…a word we have after Seal rocked the boat.
I’m not one for automatically discounting the stories of victims. I do think the incident should be investigated. However, I am all about getting down to the truth, and I know that when people question the cause celebre, people tend to get wacky, and the truth tends to take a backseat. Since nothing has made people wackier than Donald Trump’s victory and Hillary Clinton’s loss, I can venture to bet that the idea of a powerful new leader to stand up to Trump is too juicy to have questioned by people with high profiles.
At this time, this looks a lot like a warning to others that they should shut up, keep their anti-Oprah opinions to themselves…or else.