Composer Danny Elfman is facing a lawsuit filed by musician and composer Nomi Abadi for allegedly failing to fulfill payments related to a settlement for an alleged sexual harassment incident. According to Rolling Stone, Abadi has sued Elfman for not paying two installments of $42,500 from an $830,000 settlement reached in 2018. The legal documents, viewed by Newsound, indicate that Abadi submitted a breach of contract lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court. Representatives for Elfman and Abadi have been contacted for comment.
The lawsuit states that both musicians had agreed to resolve an underlying dispute, with Elfman obligated to make payments in four different categories over five years, amounting to $830,000. However, Elfman allegedly failed to pay the installments due in July 2019 and 2021. Abadi is seeking injunctive relief for the $85,000 Elfman allegedly did not pay. The lawsuit does not provide details about the original dispute leading to the settlement.
Rolling Stone’s report reveals that the settlement stemmed from Abadi accusing Elfman of multiple instances of sexual harassment occurring over a year. Abadi reportedly filed a police report in 2017 with allegations against Elfman categorized as “indecent exposure.” However, the LAPD was unable to locate the report or provide a statement on the matter.
Abadi, a former child prodigy, Juilliard graduate, and Grammy-nominated musician, claimed to have met Elfman, the renowned film and TV composer, in 2015. Abadi alleged that Elfman exposed himself and engaged in inappropriate behavior without consent. Elfman, through his attorney, denied these allegations in a statement to Rolling Stone.
Elfman expressed his response to the accusations, acknowledging the seriousness of the matter but maintaining his innocence. He stated that it was distressing to consider that his 50-year career could be destroyed based on false allegations. Elfman claimed that he allowed someone to become close to him without knowing their intentions, asserting that the individual sought to break up his marriage. He attributed the accusations to a failed friendship and took responsibility for the consequences. Elfman declared that he had done nothing indecent or wrong and that his lawyers would provide substantial evidence to prove the allegations false. He concluded his statement by stating that he would not comment further on the subject.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Danny Elfman lawsuit
What is the lawsuit against Danny Elfman about?
The lawsuit against Danny Elfman is regarding an alleged failure to pay installments of a settlement related to an incident of sexual harassment.
Who filed the lawsuit against Danny Elfman?
The lawsuit was filed by musician and composer Nomi Abadi.
What is the amount of the settlement?
The settlement amount is $830,000, to be paid in four different categories over the course of five years.
What are the allegations against Danny Elfman?
Nomi Abadi accused Danny Elfman of multiple instances of sexual harassment, including indecent exposure.
When was the lawsuit filed?
The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, as per the legal documents.
Has Danny Elfman responded to the allegations?
Yes, Danny Elfman denied the allegations of sexual misconduct through a statement given to Rolling Stone by his attorney. He asserted that the allegations were false and expressed his willingness to prove his innocence with substantial evidence.
Has the Los Angeles Police Department commented on the allegations?
The LAPD was unable to locate the police report filed by Nomi Abadi and declined to provide a statement regarding the allegations.
What is Nomi Abadi seeking in the lawsuit?
Nomi Abadi is seeking injunctive relief for the $85,000 that Danny Elfman allegedly did not pay.
Is there any information about the original dispute that led to the settlement?
The lawsuit does not provide specific details about the original dispute that resulted in the settlement between Danny Elfman and Nomi Abadi.
How can representatives for Danny Elfman and Nomi Abadi be contacted for comment?
Newsound has reached out to representatives for both Danny Elfman and Nomi Abadi for comment on the lawsuit.