The well-known music mogul, Jimmy Iovine, is currently facing serious allegations in a recent legal complaint.
A lawsuit has been filed against Jimmy Iovine, 70, in the New York Supreme Court. A woman, referred to as Jane Doe in the legal documents, is accusing the music executive of sexual harassment and abuse. The incident allegedly took place around August 2007. This lawsuit, accessed by PEOPLE, includes claims of “assault and battery.”
The plaintiff is seeking compensation for the harm suffered, which includes physical injury and damages, economic losses, and legal costs. The lawsuit, filed under the Adult Survivors Act, grants victims of sexual abuse who were adults at the time of the incident a one-year window to pursue legal action, regardless of when the abuse occurred. This window closed on Wednesday, the day the lawsuit was filed.
The trial is set to occur in New York County, with Kevin Mintzer and Doug Wigdor representing the plaintiff.
Attempts to reach Iovine’s representatives for a statement were not immediately successful. However, a spokesperson for Iovine has spoken to Variety, expressing shock and confusion about the allegation. “This inquiry is the first we’ve heard of this matter,” the spokesperson said, noting that no previous complaints like this have been made against Iovine.
Jimmy Iovine is a prominent figure in the music industry, co-founding Beats Electronics with Dr. Dre.
Attorney Doug Wigdor, representing the plaintiff, is also involved in another high-profile case with Casandra Ventura (Cassie), who recently filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend, Sean “Diddy” Combs. Her lawsuit, also utilizing the Adult Survivors Act, includes allegations of rape and sex trafficking over a ten-year period. Combs’ lawyer, Ben Brafman, has strongly denied these allegations, describing them as “offensive and outrageous.”
After being filed, Ventura’s lawsuit was reportedly settled amicably the next day.
For those affected by sexual assault, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is available at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or online at rainn.org.