The wife of music producer Irving Azoff has been accused of inflicting horrific sexual abuse and torment on her female housekeeper, according to a lawsuit. Rochelle ‘Shelli’ Azoff has been accused of gender violence, sexual harassment, and sexual battery against ex-live-in maid Rosa Martinez, according to court documents, reported DailyMail.
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Who is Rochelle ‘Shelli’ Azoff?
Rochelle ‘Shelli’ Azoff is the wife of Irving Azoff, a legendary music producer. Irving was named ‘the most powerful man in the music industry’ by Billboard magazine in 2021, after working with artists including Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, and The Eagles. The couple has an estimated net worth of around $400 million. The two got married in 1978.
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According to a DailyMail report, Rochelle allegedly targeted Martinez with ‘cruel and sadistic’ attacks including spanking Martinez, groping her breasts, and burning her with cigarettes.
She was also forced to clean Azoff’s sex toys and smell her employer’s soiled nightwear, the lawsuit claims. In addition, Irving’s wife is further accused of making Martinez, who is a size 14, squeeze into a size 10 outfit.
Martinez also complained about unpaid overtime and claims that the behavior escalated to up to three times a day in retaliation.
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Irving Azoff is also named in the lawsuit. He is accused of having prior knowledge that Rochelle has sexually assaulted, abused, and harassed several victims in the past.
She first started her reign of terror in April 2022, nearly four months after hiring Martinez as the live-in housekeeper for the LA-power couple. According to the lawsuit, Rochelle regularly summoned the housekeeper and stripped naked for no apparent reason other than to ask to complement her body.
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Rosa Martinez recalled writing a resignation letter in June 2022 and leaving the note on Rochelle’s bed. Rochelle threatened to have her strip searched unless she signed a severance agreement. Martinez signed the document to avoid having her body touched. Later, she learned that Rochelle has denigrated her to the agency she was hired from, telling them she had fired her and there was no resignation.