Beyoncé has been accused of being a witch.
According to legal documents obtained by the Blast, Kimberly Thompson filed a restraining order against Beyoncé, claiming the singer has consistently harassed her through the use of “extreme witchcraft” and “magic spells of sexual molestation.” Thompson, a former drummer in Bey’s all-female band, also accuses the Lemonade artist of killing her cat, taping her phones, as well as controlling her finances; however, Thompson has not clarified why she believes Beyoncé is targeting her.
Though Thompson’s request for a protective order was denied by Los Angeles Superior Court this week, Pitchfork reports there is another restraining order hearing scheduled for Oct. 11.
Thompson has accused Bey of stealing intellectual property and computer hard drives, as well as effecting her personal relationships.
“All accusations...I survived are real,” she told Pitchfork about the Blast report.
Thompson also worked as a drummer in the original Late Night With Seth Meyers band, led by Fred Armisen, according to Pitchfork.
Beyoncé’s team has not responded to the allegations.
Noisey reached out to writer and self-proclaimed witch Sarah Lyons to get her opinion on Thompson's claims.
“These are all pretty serious accusations, magically induced or otherwise, and I personally don't want to think Queen B is responsible for any of them,” Lyons said. “However, they are pretty much the same things witches have been accused of for centuries. During the early modern period witches were accused of causing havoc in people's lives, breaking up relationships, killing animals, and ruining crops, the 17th century equivalent of stealing a computer hard drive.
“In many ways, this retaining order feels like a very old school accusation of witchcraft. Just like in the witch trials of Europe, she is accusing Beyoncé of causing harm that would be very hard to do without the assistance of magical powers.”