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Music manager is arrested in sex cases

March 15, 2008|Jill Leovy | Times Staff Writer

Entertainment manager Jeremy Nathaniel Geffen has been arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on suspicion of three sexual assaults involving two 16-year-old girls, investigators said Friday.

Geffen, 35, was being held in lieu of $1.11-million bail and is expected to be arraigned Monday on felony charges that he assaulted the two teenagers after spells of drinking and socializing, said Lt. Felicia Hall.

The alleged assaults took place at nightclubs in the Hollywood area and at Geffen's West Hollywood home, Hall said.

Police are also investigating allegations that other young women may have been victimized.

Reached by cellphone late Friday, Geffen's attorney, Danny Davis, said: "I strongly respect my client's presumption of innocence.

"I like to think I specialize in cases of innocent clients, and that is why I am attracted to this case."

Geffen told police that his company is called Geffen Enterprises, which works with musician D12 and other artists, Hall said.

A Web page for "Jeremy Geffen Entertainment" lists D12 among the acts it represents.

Hall said Geffen has been under investigation since October, when the first girl went to police.

The teenager alleged that she had been assaulted by Geffen in December 2006 and again in January 2007.

While police were investigating her accusations, a second teenager contacted the police.

She alleged that Geffen had assaulted her in November.

Police believe that the two victims are not acquainted and that their allegations stem from separate incidents, Hall said.

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jill.leovy@latimes.com

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