SEATTLE, WA (CelebrityAccess) – 11 women have now come forward accusing Seattle nightlife entrepreneur and ex-Lumineers manager David Meinert of sexual assault and misconduct.
Five women first came forward last month, however, six additional women have now spoken out in a piece published yesterday by KUOW.org.
The new accusers include musician Eryn Young, Seattle Times food critic Bethany Jean Clement, Umami Seattle founder Elise Ballard, Urban Artworks board chair Rebecca Jacobs, and political operative/Bellevue College adjunct professor Maria Leininger. A sixth accuser was identified only as Jenna. The incidents in question took place between 2001 and 2015.
Meinert, 52, is a long-established figure in the Seattle music scene. In addition to his artist management company, Onto Entertainment, his other business ventures have included the 5 Point Cafe, the Comet Tavern, Grim’s, Lost Lake, and the restaurant group Guild Seattle.
KUOW has reported that while Meinert did not respond to their request for comment on the new allegations, he did previously deny specific allegations of rape and sexual assault.