PHOTO ABOVE: This file photo from Aug 28, 2015 shows music producer Detail, real name Noel Fisher, at the 2015 BMI R & B / Hip-Hop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A court has awarded a $ 15 million judgment to an aspiring model and singer who alleged in a lawsuit she was sexually and emotionally abused by Grammy-winning music producer Detail. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert / Invision / AP, file)
LOS ANGELES – Grammy-winning music producer Detail faces more than a dozen felony charges, including 11 counts of rape involving six women, authorities said Thursday.
The producer was arrested Wednesday night and being held on bail of nearly $ 6.3 million, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Detail, real name Noel Christopher Fisher, 41, was charged on July 31 with 11 counts of rape, two counts of forced oral copulation and two counts of sodomy by use of force, the authorities said. He was also charged with three counts of assault and two counts of false imprisonment by violence.
Fisher’s attorney denied the allegations.
“Sir. Fisher was just arrested a few hours ago and I haven’t had a chance to speak to him or review the charges. I’m quite sure he will plead not guilty and challenge to the max. all of these allegations, “lawyer Irwin Mark Bledstein said in an email Wednesday evening. On Thursday he said he still had not seen the criminal complaint and had no further comment.
The charges relate to six women aged 18 to 31 and incidents between 2010 and 2018, most at Fisher’s home, authorities said.
They allege that five of the women were raped, some repeatedly, and one was sexually assaulted. If found guilty, Fisher could be sentenced to 225 years in prison. He is expected to appear in court for the first time on Friday.
Sheriff’s detectives brought the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in January. The case is still under investigation and detectives are asking other women who may have been victims to come forward.
Detail won a Grammy in 2015 for co-writing Beyonce and Jay-Z’s hit “Drunk in Love” and has also produced hits for Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa.
Last year, an aspiring model and singer was awarded $ 15 million in a lawsuit in Los Angeles that accused the producer of abusing and raping her.
She is one of six women, some established professionals and others new to the music industry, who have spoken out publicly against what they called Fisher’s sexual assault.
At least two, both former assistants, have filed their own lawsuits. Fisher has said in court documents filed in connection with those lawsuits that all of the allegations against him are false and led to his loss of all job and his expulsion.