Backup singer accuses Richard Branson of sexual harassment, says he 'stuck his head between my breasts'
The incident allegedly occurred following a party on his private island of Necker in the British Virgin Islands in 2010. Photograph: (Reuters)
After Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, billionaire Richard Branson is accused of sexual harassment.
In a Facebook post, former backup singer Antonia Jenae wrote she was sexually harassed by Virgin Group's boss Richard Branson in a party on his Necker Island in 2010.
As reported by The Sun, she said that Branson stuck his head between her breasts and "motorboated" them by blowing and making an engine noise.
Jenae was a backup singer for Joss Stone, at the time.
Following a concert, the group was invited by Branson to his island where the alleged incident took place.
She said, “He went ‘brrrrrr’ and just walked away. It was surreal, totally out of the blue. Joss and I were like, ‘What the hell was that?!’ Everyone was wondering why I wasn’t angry because I’m usually a firebrand. But I was just too shocked.”
She also claims in the report that Branson tried to get her to show him her breasts and to walk around topless. The next day, she was invited on a plane back to the US with Branson and his wife.
On the issue, a spokesman for Mr Branson said, "Richard has no recollection of this matter. Neither do his family and friends who were with him at the time. There would never have been any intention to offend or make anyone feel uncomfortable. Richard apologises if anyone felt that way."