‘We’re not going to let him get away’: Singer accuses producer of sexual harassment
In December, the singer and songwriter Rihanna accused her producer, Michael Ondaatje, of sexual assault, calling him “a predator.”
Ondaattje has since been fired.
Now, Ondaas legal team has launched an online petition calling on him to step down from the recording and publishing business.
In the petition, Oraattje’s lawyer, John M. Brown, wrote that “Rihanna has made it abundantly clear that she is not willing to work with anyone who does not fully accept that she has the capacity to perform on her own terms.”
The petition says that Ondaatta is a “sexually abusive predator who has violated Rihanna and Rihanna’s family members as well as the law,” and that he “should be immediately removed from his position as the executive producer of ‘Blurred Lines’ and from any future work with her.”
Oraattoje has not responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
“This is a very important issue,” Brown told PEOPLE of the petition.
“Ridiculous that he should continue working with her without any repercussions.”