Appeal in James Brown case rejected

Supreme Court refuses to revive sexual assault allegations

The US Supreme Court denied the appeal of a sexual harassment case today (April 2) filed against James Brown.

Brown‘s former publicist, Jacque Hollander, accused the legendary soul singer of raping her at gunpoint in 1988, and sought $106 million in damages, reports the Associated Press.

Hollander alleged that the incident caused her to develop Grave’s Disease, a thyroid condition.


The lawsuit was dismissed in 2005 when a federal judge ruled that Hollander had waited too long to file the case. An appeals court upheld the decision last year.

The justices did not comment on today’s order.

Brown died on December 25 at the age of 73.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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