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Sexual Assault Case Against Seal Rejected by L.A. District Attorney's Office: Report

The sexual battery case filed against Seal by a former neighbor has been rejected by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, TMZ reports. The 54-year-old “Kiss from a Rose” singer will not face any criminal charges.

In January, TMZ reported that Seal was under criminal investigation for sexual battery, stemming from an alleged incident at his home in the fall of 2016 with actress Tracey Birdsall.

According to Birdsall, 54, Seal had allegedly forced himself on her in his kitchen — attempting to kiss her and later groping her breasts in advances she quickly pushed off and demanded he stop.

Though they were neighbors and developed a close friendship, Birdsall told TMZ there was never anything romantic between them and that his advances came out of nowhere. She claimed he belittled her outfit, insinuating the tank top and shorts she was wearing implied she was asking for it. After Seal allegedly groped her again, she said she left and has not had contact with him since.

Seal refuted Birdsall’s claims, with reps for the star telling PEOPLE in a statement he “vehemently denies the recent allegations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct more than a year ago.”

In the wake of Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech, Seal found himself in hot water when he posted a meme of Winfrey with disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein that read “When you have been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly they all think you are the solution.”

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Seal added in the caption, “Oh I forgot, that’s right….. you’d heard the but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young -eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood.”

While the post appeared to be an attack on Winfrey — causing many, including Chrissy Teigen, to knock him — Seal posted an impassioned video to Facebook days later explaining that wasn’t his intention.

“What I reposted was commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior of Hollywood,” he said. “To those of us who support the #MeToo movement, just know this: not one of the women who have been sexually abused, not one of the women who have come forward, has received any real justice whatsoever. Losing your job because you either a) raped, 2) sexually abused, or even sexually harassed a woman is not real punishment. You steal from the post office, you go to jail. And #RealTalk, we all know what would happen to any one of those power abusers if they looked like me.”

It appears his words resonated with Birdsall, who told TMZ she was inspired to contact authorities after watching his video.

LA Galaxy president speaks out about Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumours

LA Galaxy president Chris Klein was careful to neither confirm or deny rumours claiming Zlatan Ibrahimovic will move to the MLS in March.

The 36-year-old has endured a difficult second season at Old Trafford, returning from injury in November but only managing two starts before aggravating his knee problem again.

Reports have claimed that Zlatan has already agreed a deal with LA Galaxy ahead of the MLS season beginning in March, although Jose Mourinho has dismissed the rumours, insisting the Swede had said nothing to him about a move away.

And Klein was decidedly coy about the potential deal when asked about it earlier this week.

“We’re nowhere,” he said. “We wouldn’t comment on it.”

And when asked whether he could confirm whether talks with the forward were taking place, Klein said: “We wouldn’t [confirm that]. It’s unfair, because he’s contracted to another club.”

The idea of Zlatan jumping ship mid-season to the flushing Californian meadows for a more languid pace of football doesn’t make too much sense. Such a move would be tantamount with admitting his second year at Old Trafford was a write off, a mistake, and that he no longer belongs at the highest level.

And while his eyes may have been too big for his stomach, so to speak, when it came to his early return, you doubt that Zlatan will be willing to throw in the towel just yet.