Hip hop mogul accused of 'forcing sex' on model

Danny Woods
November 20, 2017

It's important to remember that Khalighi was 17-years-old at the time of the alleged incident, therefore she legally could not consent to a sexual encounter with a man that old as Russell Simmons would have been approximately 46-years-old in 1991.

Narrating how the incident unfolded, Khalighi said the record boss' friends brought her back to his apartment to show her a music video they were working. MORE: Hollywood harassment scandal widens with accusations against Brett Ratner, Dustin HoffmanIn a statement, Simmons, now 60 years old, strongly disputed her account.

According to Khalighi, she looked to Ratner for help when the assault began and at that moment "the realization fell on me that they were in it together". "He eventually relented and coerced her to perform oral sex, she alleged". Additionally, Simmons issued the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter: "I completely and unequivocally deny the horrendous allegations of non-consensual sex against me with every fiber of my being". Singer said of the incident with Khalighi that Ratner has "no recollection" of her asking him for help and didn't see her "protest".

The incident allegedly occurred in NY in 1991, after the then-17-year-old had dinner with Simmons. She said during that call he didn't deny any of her claims but apologized and mentioned that he's the father of two daughters.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine star" Terry Crews said Sunday that Russell Simmons asked him to give a "pass" to the powerful agent who he accused of groping him. Much of the two days and one night he spent with her, he said, was in public and with other people.

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"I looked over at Brett and said "help me" and I'll never forget the look on his face", Khalighi told the Times. I'm deeply saddened and truly shocked to learn of Keri's assertions as to what happened over the course of that weekend. McNair, who couldn't be reached by The Times, also said the group went to a nightclub later that evening and that he saw her at Simmons' house the next day. "Everything that occurred between us 26 years ago was completely consensual and with Keri's full participation". She said after jerking away from him, he left her alone.

She went on to tell the Times that Simmons, who was twice her age at the time, forced her to perform oral sex on him as Ratner "just sat there and watched".

"I'm really in very scary space if u have time", Simmons texted.

They also spoke on the phone after allegations of Ratner's alleged misconduct surfaced on November 1.

Ratner has also been accused by several women of sexual harassment and abuse.

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