Jermaine Jackson sued for alleged sexual assault


A lady has sued Jermaine Jackson, older brother of Michael Jackson and a member of the Jackson 5, alleging that the singer sexually assaulted her.

Within the go well with, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court docket on Wednesday, Rita Barrett claims that she knew Jackson by her husband’s friendship with Motown Information founder Berry Gordy. She alleges within the go well with that, in 1988, “Defendant Jackson arrived at Plaintiff’s residence unannounced. Defendant Jackson pressured himself into Plaintiff’s residence, and with pressure and violence sexually assaulted Plaintiff.”

Barrett additionally alleges within the go well with that “Due to his relationships with each Defendant Jackson and Plaintiff’s household, Mr. Gordy was uniquely located to each report Defendant Jackson’s acts and to assist Plaintiff throughout her time of trauma. As an alternative, Mr. Gordy withheld and hid the acts, additional perpetuating the coverup and permitting Mr. Gordy, Defendant Jackson, and others within the enterprise relationship to proceed to reap income derived from Mr. Jackson’s work and fame for years to come back.”

Neither Jackson, 65, nor Gordy, 94, could possibly be reached for remark.

The go well with additionally names Jackson’s firm, Jermaine L. Jackson Productions, and the label Work Information.

As a solo artist, Jackson has six prime 20 Sizzling 100 hits within the Nineteen Seventies and ‘80s, together with the highest 10 singles “Daddy’s House” and “Let’s Get Critical.” He performed bass and sang backup on such Jackson 5 classics as “I Need You Again,” “ABC” and “I’ll Be There.”

Barrett filed her go well with beneath California’s Sexual Abuse and Cowl Up Accountability Act, which permits civil fits in circumstances of sexual assault now past the statute of limitations, when “a number of entities are legally liable for damages and the entity or their brokers engaged in a canopy up.” The act permits for fits to be filed by the top of 2023.

A number of distinguished artists and music executives, together with the hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, label government Antonio “L.A.” Reid, former Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler have been sued beneath the same legislation handed in New York.


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