Neil Gaiman Refutes Allegations of Sexual Assault, Claims Regret & False Memories Played a Role in the Accusations

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Recently, disturbing allegations of sexual assault have resurfaced involving acclaimed author Neil Gaiman. Initially reported by Tortoise Media, the allegations involve claims from two women who accuse Gaiman of sexual assault during what they describe as a consensual relationship. According to the alleged victims, Gaiman engaged in degrading and non-consensual sexual encounters with them.

One of the accusers, identified as Scarlett, alleges she was sexually assaulted in February 2022 shortly after meeting Neil Gaiman. She claims the incident took place in a bath at his residence in New Zealand, where she was employed as a nanny. Gaiman maintains their interactions were consensual, describing them as cuddling and making out, followed by a consensual three-week relationship. Scarlett insists Gaiman’s conduct was rough and degrading, with support from messages and accounts from friends.

The second accuser, known as K, recounts meeting Neil Gaiman as an 18-year-old fan at a book signing in Sarasota, Florida, in 2003. She alleges that their relationship became romantic when she turned 20, involving instances of rough sex that she did not desire or enjoy. K claims one incident involved Gaiman forcibly penetrating her despite her objections.

The seriousness of these accusations has prompted an investigation by New Zealand police. Gaiman has publicly denied the allegations, suggesting that the women are expressing regret over their previously consensual relationship.

Neil Gaiman has vehemently denied allegations of non-consensual sex brought forward by two women. He contends that K’s accusations are rooted in regret over their past relationship, while he attributes Scarlett’s claims to a condition linked to false memories, despite the Tortoise report finding no support for this in her medical records.

In addition to denying the allegations, Gaiman criticized the New Zealand police for allegedly disregarding his offer to cooperate with one woman’s complaint in 2022, suggesting deficiencies in their investigation. However, New Zealand authorities responded, asserting they have made extensive efforts to interview key individuals involved, with the investigation ongoing and considering various factors, including the geographical locations of all parties.

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