A former employee of The Four judge Charlie Walk says the music executive groped her and expressed his sexual fantasies about her while at work. Tristan Coopersmith says that Walk sexually harassed her while the pair worked at Sony Music together.
Coopersmith wrote in an open letter published on her website, “For a year I shuddered at the idea of being called into your office, where you would stealthily close the door and make lewd comments about my body and share your fantasies of having sex with me. I was 27.” In another section, Coopersmith said, “On multiple occasions, your wife was sitting right across from us. And then there was that event at your swank pad when you actually cornered me and pushed me into your bedroom and onto your bed. The bed you shared with your wife… your wife who was in the room next door. You being drunk and me being 6 inches taller was my saving grace.”
Charlie Walk has four children with his wife, Lauran, who is also a former employee of Sony Music.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Coopersmith Left the Music Business in 2010 & Now Works as a Psychotherapist
Coopersmith says in her open letter that she left the music business in 2010. According to her website, Coopersmith now works as a psychotherapist in Hermosa Beach, California. Though Coopersmith writes that she “is more of a guide to helping others heal and release past wounds, so that they can be free to identify, explore and share their light.” Coopersmith adds that she likes to “incorporate humor and creative interventions to make the therapeutic process more engaging.”
2. Coopersmith Has Described Her Business as a ‘Women’s Sanctuary’
Coopersmith operates Life Lab. In an interview with Voyage LA, Coopersmith described her business as “women’s sanctuary offering experiences in meditation, creativity and soul work. We offer unique, fun, opportunities for healing, growth and connection in a beautiful space that is as energizing as it is calming. We are a modern spiritual hotspot whereby women who are invested in their own self-love and growth can come and find solace, inspiration, new and old friends and so much more.”
Coopersmith told Voyage LA she started her business “When I found myself on my bathroom floor, door locked, ala Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat Pray Love… I knew something in my life had to shift.”
3. Coopersmith Also Works as a Love Stylist
Coopersmith is identified as a “love stylist” on her Amazon author page. In 2009, Coopersmith published a book titled Menu Dating: Taste-Test Your Way to the Main Course. The book encouraged people to try new strategies when dating.
4. Coopersmith Is Dating Adidas Skateboarding Designer Jon Sinko
5. Fox Is Reviewing Walk’s Role on The Four