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    WATCH: Jason Derulo denies ‘completely false and hurtful’ sexual harassment allegations

    The American pop singer and dancer, Jason Derulo has spoken up and has denied the “completely false and hurtful” allegations of sexual harassment that have been made against him.

    In Los Angeles Superior Court, Emaza Gibson filed a complaint against the 34-year-old singer, saying that he made “unconscionable sexual advances” and “maliciously” promised her success in the music business.

    Taking to his Instagram, the ‘Talk Dirty’ hitmaker shared a video clip expressing how he feels about the allegations, and said: “I wouldn’t normally comment but these claims are completely false and hurtful.”

    “I stand against all forms of harassment and I remain supportive of anybody following their dreams. I’ve always strived to live my life in a positively impactful way, and that’s why I sit here before you deeply offended, by these defamatory claims. God bless.” – he added.

    Gibson said initially, she considered Derulo to be a “mentor [and] supervisor” after he reached out to her in 2021 with the promise of a record deal but alleged their relationship soured after she rejected his sexual advances.

    Talking to NBC News about the matter, the 25-year-old aspiring singer said: “I’m at this point in my life right now, it’s very heart-breaking.” She said she has anxiety and she is traumatised. “I’ve dealt with inhumane work situations … I’m at this point where I’m back to zero and I have nothing.”

    Emaza Gibson revealed that Jason Derulo had an expectation of “sex in exchange for success” but she rejected his advances and eventually stopped communicating with him. in addition, she said: “I’m just trying to fight for what’s right, because what was done to me was not okay. And I wouldn’t want anybody else to go through what I went through.”

    Gibson said Derulo and team wasted her time, and they promised her things. “‘Forget the contract.’ That’s what I was told. But if I wasn’t going to do, if I wasn’t doing my part according to this contract, I would be in trouble. I would be held accountable.” – she added.

    Gibson was informed that her employment with Atlantic Records and Future History, Derulo’s label, had been terminated in September 2022. Her complaint alleges that she’s suffered from breakdowns, weight loss, insomnia and mood swings and she has sought mental health treatment after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Ron Zambrano, Gibson’s lawyer in a statement said: “Mr Derulo’s behaviour toward this young artist was despicable.”

    “He not only broke promises and breached contracts, but his threats of physical harm and unconscionable sexual advances toward this young woman who is just trying to break into the industry were outrageous and illegal.” – Zambrano added.

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