Allegations of rape, sexual assault, and emotional manipulation have piled up against legendary game composer Jeremy Soule. Now, Soule has spoken up, referring to the claims as “outrageous.”
Kotaku has run a report summarizing three allegations against Soule. In addition to Nathalie Lawhead’s accusation (which we reported on previously), Kotaku includes two new testimonies from women who claim to have been abused by Soule. One of them, a vocalist named Aeralie Brighton, claims that Soule began by acting as her professional mentor before beginning to exhibit predatory behavior, culminating in him sending her a video of him masturbating. Another accuser, who prefers to remain anonymous, contends that Soule attempted to send her the same video.
Soule commented on the allegations in messages published in the same Kotaku report. He vehemently denied Lawhead’s accusation, calling it “outrageous.”
These 11 year old allegations are false. I am shocked and saddened that these outrageous claims have been made.
-Jeremy Soule on Nathalie Lawhead’s rape allegation
However, when it came to Brighton’s claims, Soule was much less direct. Instead of outright denying the accusations as he did with Lawhead, he merely stated that he disagreed with her viewpoint.
I don’t agree with her point of view, and I’m not at liberty to discuss
-Jeremy Soule on Aeralie Brighton’s sexual assault and manipulation accusations.
For those not aware, Soule has composed some of the most iconic game soundtracks of all time, including the Elder Scrolls series, Guild Wars, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and many more. However, should these accusations hold true, this could be a disgraceful end to his distinguished career.
The situation is still ongoing, and we’ll be sure to share the latest developments.