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Renowned Architect Sir David Adjaye Facing Allegations Of Sexual Assault

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Renowned Architect Sir David Adjaye Facing Allegations Of Sexual Assault

Allegations of sexual assault, harassment, and exploitation have been made by three women who have worked for renowned architect Sir David Adjaye in the past. Regarding the architect’s behaviour and working environment, these allegations have caused grave worry.

The three accusers, all black women in their forties at the time of the alleged abuse, have asked to remain nameless. They joined Adjaye’s company because they supported his goal of showcasing black talent in the business.

The Financial Times interviewed coworkers, family members, and acquaintances who were trusted by the victims in order to verify the women’s claims. The ladies claim that their interactions with Adjaye have seriously harmed their financial situation and emotional well-being, in addition to upsetting their professions.

Although Adjaye has gained international renown for his architectural accomplishments, such as designing the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, these accusations damage his reputation. High-profile projects including the Holocaust monument in the UK, Ghana’s national cathedral in Accra, and a museum of West African art in Nigeria have all been given to Adjaye to design.

Adjaye’s legal counsel acknowledged the women’s complaints but refuted any claims of sexual impropriety, abuse, or other wrongdoing. Adjaye acknowledged regret for engaging in partnerships that merged his personal and professional lives, though. He promised to get treatment from a specialist and learn from his errors to stop such occurrences from happening again.

To assist in opening an office for Adjaye’s company in Ghana, two of the ladies at the centre of the claims relocated there. They encountered challenges, such as missed paychecks and immigration problems, which left them in perilous financial situations. They claim that Adjaye propositioned them and behaved inappropriately when they questioned him about these issues during dinner.

One woman described how, while the other woman was there, she was forced into Adjaye’s bedroom. She claimed that during the meeting, she felt abused and dominated. Adjaye apparently gave her a sizable sum of money the next day. The second woman, with whom Adjaye had previously had a consensual relationship, challenged him over his misuse of authority. Since then, both women have experienced mental health issues.

Adjaye and the claimed victims give different stories of the alleged events. Adjaye’s attorney refuted specifics of the women’s claims and denied making any sexual advances. The attorney demonstrated friendly text messages that Adjaye and the women exchanged as evidence of a productive working relationship.

One of the victims tried to file a complaint with the company after the alleged assault but was fired. She was then fired without cause and granted a settlement with a large reduction because the Accra office had advanced her money. The woman afterwards wrote a private email to Adjaye outlining the incident and asking for payment. She was accused of extortion in a cease and desist letter that she got in response.

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