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Seal sexual battery case dropped

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Seal will not face any criminal charges in the sexual battery filed by a former neighbour.

The District Attorney's Office rejected the case citing lack of witnesses or evidence to corroborate allegations made by Tracey Birdsall, tmz.com reported on Monday.

Also, the statute of limitations has run out. Birdsall claimed the assault happened in February 2016, according to documents obtained by tmz.com.

Police officials opened a criminal investigation after Birdsall alleged Seal groped her and forcefully kissed her after he invited her to his house.

They were neighbours here at the time and she said they had developed a close friendship, but that's all.

Birdsall said she decided to come forward after Seal encouraged women to share their own stories of sexual misconduct.

The denied the allegations, and now he is off the hook.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 14:24 IST
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