Women Have Now Accused Russell Simmons of Sexual Misconduct

Angelo Anderson
December 16, 2017

"I didn't sing for nearly a year", said Baker after Simmons allegedly raped her in the early '90s.

A spokesperson for Simmons tells ET that "Russell Simmons fully supports and will cooperate with the police inquiry and is confident of a swift resolution". Simmons denied the allegations Wednesday and again on Thursday.

In the caption, the hip-hop producer said he would "begin to properly defend myself [and] prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges".

Earlier today, Simmons created a #notme campaign but insists that it isn't to "diminish the #metoo movement in any way but to hold his accusers accountable". She said that she never think anything of it and went. As soon as they entered, Mr. Simmons started pouring drinks and trying to kiss her, leading to a scuffle, she said. On the same day, the Los Angeles Times published claims by five different women who accused Simmons of sexual misconduct.

In the Los Angeles Times, performer Sherri Hines accused him of raping her in his office around 1983.

The New York Police Department has launched an investigation into Russell Simmons following the sexual misconduct allegations made against him by multiple women in which seven sexual abuse incidents occurred in New York City.

Russell Simmons has since deactivated his Twitter account and issued a statement on Instagram.

Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder and pioneer to hip hop known for bring stars like LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy to the limelight, is living long enough to see himself turn into a villain.

Green Dot Corp., a Pasadena card company that acquired RushCard owner UniRush this year, said in a statement late Wednesday that it would remove photos of Simmons from the RushCard website, "given the seriousness of these allegations and out of respect for all parties". She told the Times that she ran into Simmons one night while leaving a bar near his home and he offered to order her a vehicle, inviting her into his apartment to wait. Model Keri Claussen Khalighi said Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and later penetrated her without her consent in 1991. Stay tuned! We'll share information today...

"I did nothing", she said.

"I didn't want to cut off my one conduit to having any hope of a career", Dixon said.

Last month, Simmons made a decision to resign from his position as CEO of Rush Communications after being accused by Jenny Lumet, daughter of director Sidney Lumet, of raping her in 1991.

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