Neil Gaiman Accused of Sexual Assault

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Neil Gaiman, a celebrated author, has been accused of sexual assault. The allegations involve two women who previously had consensual relationships with him. These claims have resulted in a police investigation in New Zealand, where one incident reportedly occurred.

The first accuser, known as Scarlett, claims that Gaiman assaulted her in early 2022. She says this happened within hours of their meeting, at his home in New Zealand. Although Gaiman admits they were intimate, he insists it was consensual, describing their interaction as cuddling and making out in a bath. Despite this, Scarlett describes their following three-week relationship as involving non-consensual rough and degrading acts.

The second accuser, referred to as K, met Gaiman in Florida in 2003. She alleges that after starting a romantic relationship with him, she endured rough sexual encounters that were painful and not consensual. She specifically recounts an incident where she felt forced into intercourse despite suffering from a painful infection. Gaiman denies these claims, suggesting K’s allegations stem from regrets about their relationship.

Gaiman, whose work includes The Sandman, Good Omens, and American Gods, is known for his influence on modern literature and has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the world’s most influential people. His writings have been adapted into major films and series by Netflix and Amazon, and he remains a prominent figure in the literary community.

The investigation by New Zealand police is ongoing, with officials noting that they have made multiple attempts to engage with essential individuals connected to the case. The police also highlighted the complexities involved due to the geographical locations of all parties concerned.

These allegations were first brought to public attention by the Tortoise podcast ‘Master: the allegations against Neil Gaiman’. This series dives deep into the women’s stories, supported by messages and testimonials from friends of the accusers.

It’s important for us to stay tuned as this story unfolds, considering the serious nature of the allegations and the stature of the individual involved.

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