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Charlie Walk, who rose to fame for his work in the music industry along with his more recent appearances on Fox’s The Four, has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked under him. Tristan Coopersmith, the woman behind the accusation, detailed her experiences with Walk in the form of an open letter that was shared in a blog post on lifelabhb.com
“I remember the day you called and asked me to work for you,” Coopersmith says in the letter. “I was in shock. I couldn’t believe a music mogul like yourself wanted ME to come work for YOU. And not only did you want me to work for you, you wanted me to start my very own department. You said it would revolutionize the way the record industry worked. You said I would change the game. You said I had raw talent. You said I was bright, savvy and necessary.”
From there Coopersmith goes into detail about what she experienced.
“But you also made me feel sick to my stomach almost everyday,” Coopersmith continued. “For a year I shuddered at the idea of being called into your office, where you would stealthily close the door and make lewd comments about my body and share your fantasies of having sex with me. I was 27. No previous experience had taught me what to do in such a situation.”
But as Coopersmith goes on to explain, things got quite a bit worse.
“You invited me to dinners that in hindsight I had no business being at, but you did it so that you could put your hand on my thigh under the table, every time inching it closer and closer to my sacred place,” Coopersmith explained. “You did it so you could lean over and whisper disgusting things into my ear and I had to smile so that no one suspected anything. On multiple occasions your wife was sitting right across from us. And then there was that event at your swank pad when you actually cornered me and pushed me into your bedroom and onto your bed. The bed you shared with your wife… your wife who was in the room next door. You being drunk and me being 6 inches taller was my saving grace.”
As for what Coopersmith thinks of Walk currently, she says she’s since been able to forgive him for his actions.
“I don’t wish ill for you, Charlie Walk,” Coopersmith went on to say. “Only the possibility of personal awakening, accountability and transformation so that you can use your power for good. I forgive you, Charlie Walk. I hope you can forgive yourself.”
It is currently unknown if this accusation will affect Walk’s involvement with The Four.