Back in April, I wrote about So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Alex Da Silva being accused of sexually assaulting four of his dance students. Da Silva, conspicuously absent from the show once the allegations were made public, was briefly jailed but released after prosecutors declined to file charges on the basis that there wasn't enough evidence—despite consistent stories from multiple accusers who did not know one another.
At the time, his attorney rage-makingly categorized the case as a misunderstanding of "the difference between seduction and rape," which makes my teeth clench together so hard I feel like I may spontaneously generate a new universe between my molars.
Well, now Da Silva has been arrested again "on a felony warrant charging him with sexually assaulting four women."
The charges include four counts of forcible rape, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.Since the DA declined to pursue a criminal case before, but seems inclined to do so now, that quite likely means detectives uncovered new evidence that strengthened the case. Good news for the victims. I wish them oodles of justice.
Da Silva is being held on $6.2 million bail, she said.