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Grammy-Winning Producer Detail Arrested On Multiple Rape Charges
Detail, whose real name is Noel Christopher Fisher, has worked with high-profile artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Grammy-winning music producer Detail was arrested Wednesday on 15 sexual assault charges and five felony assault charges.
The 41-year-old producer, whose real name is Noel Christopher Fisher, won a Grammy in 2014 for the Beyonce and Jay-Z song “Drunk In Love,” which he co-wrote, according to the Associated Press. He’s also produced hits for stars including Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne.
Fisher was first accused of rape in May 2018, when two artists working with him filed for restraining orders, according to the celebrity news site The Blast. Both women claimed that he physically abused them and forced them into having sex with him.
Both women were granted restraining orders, and one of them won a $15 million civil lawsuit against him in September 2019, according to the AP. She won by default, as Fisher never filed any documents and never responded to her court summons.
By the time the $15 million settlement was granted, a total of six women had publicly spoken out against the Fisher alleging abuse, according to the AP.
Detectives submitted Fisher’s numerous sexual assault allegations to the district attorney’s office in January 2020, according to a press release by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. On July 31, detectives were notified that Fisher had been charged with 15 counts of sexual assault, including 11 counts of rape, two counts of forcible oral copulation and two counts of sodomy by use of force, according to authorities. He was also charged with three counts of assault and two counts of false imprisonment by violence.
The incidents allegedly took place between 2010 and 2018, according to the release.
Fisher was arrested on Wednesday and was issued a bail of $6,290,000.
His attorney, Irwin Bledstein, has said he expects Fisher to plead not guilty and “contest to the fullest all of these allegations,” according to the AP.
Further information on Fisher’s arrest is not yet publicly available, as this is a special victims case and documents are still being updated, a spokesperson from the sheriff’s department told Oxygen.com. Anyone with any connection to this investigation is urged to contact the Los Angeles sheriff’s department at (877) 710-5273.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.