September 27, 2019

Several Publications Cover Venable's $15 Million Judgment Win for its Client in a Sexual Assault Case Against Hip-Hop Producer Noel "Detail" Fisher

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In a major $15 million judgment against Grammy Award-winning producer Noel "Detail" Fisher, a Los Angeles Superior Court has found him liable for subjecting singer/model Kristina Buch to violent sexual assault and battery and emotional abuse over a two-year period.

The decision in Los Angeles Superior Court held that Fisher repeatedly attacked Buch, subjected her to sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Buch started to work with Fisher in 2016 to help launch her then-promising recording career. After Buch recorded eight songs with Fisher, he began a persistent campaign of sexual assault and emotional abuse against her. In May 2018, Buch and another musician, Peyton Ackley, both revealed the assaults by Fisher and received restraining orders against him. Since the original complaints were filed in 2018, numerous other artists have come forward with their own revelations of abuse by Fisher.

Venable LLP Partner William J. Briggs and Matthew M. Gurvitz, counsel, are representing Buch in the case, which was filed in December 2018.

Briggs stated, "No person should have to suffer the type of abuse Ms. Buch has suffered at the hands of Mr. Fisher. We are gratified that the court saw that Mr. Fisher should be held accountable for subjecting Ms. Buch to this horrible abuse. As Mr. Fisher's other victims continue to come forward, Ms. Buch is proud to have played a role in preventing others from being abused by Mr. Fisher."

The following media outlets covered the case: Law360, Billboard, Daily Mail, The New York Times, CelebrityAccess, and many more.