Danny Elfman Sued For Defamation By Composer Who Previously Sued Him For Sexual Misconduct – Reports

Danny Elfman Sued For Defamation By Composer Who Previously Sued Him For Sexual Misconduct – Reports

Composer Nomi Abadi has filed suit for defamation against composer Danny Elfman, according to media reports

In the Los Angeles Superior Court suit, Abadi claims statements Elfman made to Rolling Stone last year “peddled appalling lies for publication to Rolling Stone about Nomi.”

The statements made by Elfman and his representatives dismissed Abadi’s allegations of sexual misconduct. Instead, the complaint claims Elfman and his team depicted Abadi as “a scorned woman seeking revenge and money to make Elfman ‘pay for having rejected her.’”

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Attorney Eric George filed the defamation suit today on behalf of Abadi, as reported by Rolling Stone and several other media outlets.

Elfman’s statements were part of a Rolling Stone story published in July 2023. That story said that Elfman had a previously unreported settlement and nondisclosure agreement with Abadi. She accused him of multiple instances of sexual harassment and misconduct. Elfman denied those allegations.

Rolling Stone reported that the 2018 lawsuit alleged that Elfman exposed himself and masturbated in front of Abadi without her consent on several occasions. Elfman denied that he sexually harassed Abadi in the Rolling Stone article, issuing a statement that said, “Ms. Abadi’s allegations are simply not true.”

Elfman was the leader of the New Wave band Oingo Boingo, which had its biggest success in the 1980s. He has collaborated with Tim Burton on the films Batman and Edward Scissorhands, and with Sam Raimi on Spider-Man and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. He earned Oscar nominations for Men in Black, Good Will Hunting, Big Fish and Milk.