Hipgnosis Songs suspends senior executive sued for alleged sexual assault

Kenny MacPherson

Valeria Martinez
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Hipgnosis Songs (SONG) has placed Kenny MacPherson on leave of absence after the senior executive was accused of sexual assault and harassment by a former colleague during his time at a different company.

MacPherson, CEO of Hipgnosis Songs Group, SONG's publishing arm, was sued on Wednesday (4 October) in a Los Angeles court by Sara Lewis, who alleged she "endured an onslaught of unwanted sexual advances" from him while she worked at Chrysalis Music during the mid-2000s. The lawsuit, which was first reported by Rolling Stone, claims the harassment turned into "a traumatic sexual assault" during a 2005 business trip and that she was "blacklisted" after she reported the abuse. Hipgnosis Songs chair Andrew Sutch to step down as managers given ultimatum A spokesperson for Hipgnosis Song...

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