The Detroit Free Free is reporting on an alleged event that happened back in 1995.
Sherreen Hariri claims the front man of the Fab Five grabbed her privates during a autograph signing in LA. The now 47 year old explains she doesn’t want any money or id filing a suit against him but rather wants him to “own up” to her allegations. Hariri’s attorney Sarah Prescott says the singer has never admitted and any specific act or instance.
Hariri describes the events at the signing on April 10, 1995 as such: “I was shocked and completely frozen. I was being assaulted in the midst of that scene. I knew I had a smile still half-pasted on my face, but once the shock started to wear off a bit, my brain went into panic mode. I tried to figure out what to do. Should I dig my nails into some part of his body? Should I run to a phone and call the police? Should I scream? Hit him? Time slowed down and my mind raced through consequences. If I made a scene, I’d be in the press: the Girl Who Accused Simon Le Bon. I’d probably be fired, rejected, ignored, even hated.”
Le Bon’s offered this statement through the band’s official Facebook page ” “I have read the statement which Ms. Hariri posted yesterday on Facebook about a record signing 23 years ago at Wherehouse in L.A. The behavior that Ms Hariri has accused me of, would have been just as inappropriate and unacceptable to me then as it is today. But the allegation is simply untrue.
When Ms. Hariri first contacted me about her claim months ago, I proposed meeting with her in person so I could set the record straight. Instead, she has decided to pursue this publicly. I have always been one who can admit to my mistakes and apologize for my failings. But I cannot apologize for something I did not do.”
Read the full Detroit Press article HERE