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Disney music executive charged with sexual misconduct, report says

A music executive at Disney, was charged Wednesday for the alleged sexual misconduct with a child and is suspended from work without pay, Variety reported.

Jon Heely, 58, director of music publishing at the company, faces three counts of lewd and lascivious acts of a child, the outlet said. The costs are Nov. 16 arrest, according to the report.

According to the report, Heely alleged sexual abuse of two girls of about 10 years ago. At the time that one girl was said to be 15, while the other was allegedly pursued of when they are 11 to 15 years old, Variety said.

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The Disney exec was allegedly suspended from work late Friday.

“Immediately after learning of this situation tonight, he is suspended without pay until the matter is resolved by the court,” said a spokesperson for Disney told Variety.

Heely appeared in court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, Variety said. Robert Helfend, Heely’s lawyer, denied all allegations against his client, according to the outlet.

“He vehemently denies these allegations and we will fight to the end to clear his name,” Helfend told Variety. “It is a shame, that’s all I have to say.”

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