Grammy-nominated DJ Paul Oakenfold He is currently being sued for sexual harassment after allegedly masturbating in front of his former personal assistant, according to reports.
The British trance DJ has been accused of exposing himself and groping in front of the then 23-year-old staff from his first day on the job, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. Get it before the deadline.
The woman, identified only as Jane Law, has been accused of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct by Oakenfold, 59, her former employers New Frequency Management, Paul Stepanek Management, and Anonymous. are suing several defendants for damages in excess of $25,000.
Law was hired by New Frequency in October 2022 to work at $20 an hour as Oakenfold’s personal assistant, mixing songs for stars like Britney Spears, U2 and the Rolling Stones. suit state.
Law said Oakenfold “hunted down” her from her first day on the job, claiming he intentionally masturbated in her sight when they were alone at home.
He allegedly continued to masturbate in front of her on four separate dates, each time “increasing in length and intensity,” according to court filings.
On November 18, 2022, Oakenfold was accused of touching himself four times in one day in front of his young assistant.
As the woman drove the plaintiff home from the post office, the man sat in the passenger seat of her car and “spread his legs wide and began masturbating with the plaintiff just inches away,” according to the complaint.
Law was reportedly “frozen in horror and shock” by the alleged lewd acts by the old man.
According to the complaint, she reported the alleged harassment to Frequency Management CEO Paul Stepanek on November 29, 2022, and was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement two days later. .
Law said he was forced to sign an NDA to continue working for Frequency Management. When she returned to her job, she was reassigned to another client, but “her working hours were dramatically reduced,” she claims in her lawsuit.
Then, on March 13, 2023, she was informed that she had been fired from the company for lack of work, but Ms. Law claims she was fired for reporting Oakenfold’s conduct.
“Defendants dismissed plaintiffs in retaliation for the aforementioned sexual harassment complaints in violation of law and not for good cause,” the complaint states.
Paul Stepanek Management did not immediately respond to a request for comment on behalf of the company or its client Oakenfold.