A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office told Billboard that the LAPD will investigate Kittles' complaint (noting that a citizen cannot file charges, but only lodge a complaint) and, depending on their findings, will forward the results of that investigation to the DA's office for possible felony charges or the Los Angeles City Attorney's office for possible misdemeanor charges.
Kittles, the first alleged victim to take legal action, said Berru assaulted her in her L.A. home in May 2011 and again at a New York bar six months later. Berru resigned from his position as Life or Death CEO on Jan. 19 and issued a statement that he would be entering rehab for treatment of drug and alcohol addiction; Life or Death dissolved in the wake of the multiple claims, with its remaining employees starting a new venture.
In Berru's statement on Jan. 20 he said he was "deeply sorry for those who I have offended by my actions and how I have made certain women feel. If I crossed the line of decency or respectfulness in situations when I was drunk and under the influence, there is no excuse, of course."
After Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman came forward with allegations of harassment by Berru, a number of other women in the music industry shared disturbingly similar stories of unwanted advances, which allegedly ranged from verbal abuse to inappropriate touching and assault.
Berru broke his silence in late February in an interview from a California rehab facility, where he apologized for his actions, but would not admit to drugging or raping anyone, as some of his accusers have claimed. "I've surrendered everything," Berru said by phone. "I look at the things I did, I have to say this: My behavior was wildly inappropriate, hurtful and terrible. But I have never raped or drugged anyone. I can't accept that."
After Coffman came forward on Jan. 18 in a tweet about a "popular music publicist" who she said "RUBBED my ass and BIT my hair at a bar," Kittles related a similar tale of harassment, saying the same person "grabbed my ass and then held me down onto my couch."
Billboard has reached out to Kittles and Berru for comment.