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More harassment accusations against Charlie Walk

By | Published on Wednesday 31 January 2018

Charlie Walk

Two more accusations of harassment have been made against US-based Universal Music exec Charlie Walk.

One of the unnamed women who has now come forward says that she had unwanted interactions with him while working at his current employer, Universal’s Republic Records. The label previously said that it would investigate earlier claims made against Walk, despite those other alleged incidents taking place before he joined the company.

The initial allegations were made against Walk by former Sony/Columbia exec Tristan Coopersmith. She said that in the year she worked for Walk at Sony Music, he regularly made sexual comments to her, grabbed her thigh at business dinners, and – on one occasion – attempted to force her into a bedroom.

Walk quickly denied the accusations, calling them “upsetting” and “untrue”. Meanwhile, his currently employers Universal and Fox – Walk is acting as a judge on the broadcaster’s new TV talent show ‘The Four’ – said that they were “reviewing the matter”.

Now, according to Billboard, more accusations have been made anonymously to industry commentator Bob Lefsetz, after he wrote about Walk in his Lefsetz Letter newsletter.

One woman alleges that while an employee of Republic Records, of which Walk is now President, he made inappropriate comments and invited her to join him in hotel rooms, and more. After being made redundant from the label, Walk reportedly twirled her round in front of another exec at the company and commented on her appearance. He allegedly then said this was fine because she no longer worked for the company.

Another unnamed woman says that while working for Walk, he also made comments about her appearance and attractiveness, leading her to warn other women about him. Walk’s position of power meant she felt unable to more publicly speak out against him, she adds.

Walk has not commented on the new allegations.



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