Grammy-nominated DJ Paul Oakenfold denies masturbating in front of 24-year-old ex-assistant

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Grammy-nominated DJ Paul Oakenfold has broken his silence after a former personal assistant accused him of sexual harassment, including claims that he masturbated in front of her.

Oakenfold vehemently denies the allegations and has now addressed the matter directly on social media. In a statement posted to Instagram, he stated, “I want to address recent allegations of sexual harassment made against me. Let me be absolutely clear: I categorically deny any and all claims of improper conduct. Respect, integrity, and consent are values I hold dear, and I have always treated everyone with utmost professionalism.”

He also suggested that the lawsuit against him was a money grab by the former employee, who goes by Jane Roe in court documents. Oakenfold added, “It is disheartening to see these baseless accusations, which appear to be nothing more than a calculated attempt to tarnish my reputation and extort money. I am committed to fully cooperating with any investigations to clear my name and will exhaust all legal remedies available, including the option to countersue, to protect my reputation and seek justice.”

Court documents allege Oakenfold exposed himself and masturbated in front of the woman on multiple occasions, starting from her first day in the role. The incidents reportedly took place in various locations, including her car and the DJ’s home.

In response to the allegations, Oakenfold stated, “I do not recall the woman’s name and have not yet been served with any court documents relating to the allegations.”

The lawsuit also claims that the CEO of the management companies involved, Paul Stepanek, pressured the woman to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) under duress after she reported the incidents. Despite signing the NDA, the woman alleges that her work hours were gradually reduced before she was ultimately laid off.

The woman, referred to as Jane Roe, is seeking damages in excess of $25,000, citing emotional distress, humiliation, and pain as a result of the alleged harassment.

The situation surrounding the allegations against Paul Oakenfold continues to unfold, with investigations and legal proceedings expected to provide further clarity and resolution.