Russell Simmons accused of sexual assault by more women

Frederick Owens
December 16, 2017

December 14, 2017 6:00 p.m.: The New York Police Department's special victims unit has opened an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct against music mogul Russell Simmons after allegations from 11 women, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"He pushed me into his apartment and then he threw me down on the floor and literally tried to grab ... take my clothes off of me", Cutrone told us, "And I started kicking him really, really hard, screaming, telling him to get the f-k off of me".

The New York Times article carried accusations of rape by former Def Jam employee Drew Dixon, former music journalist Toni Sallie and singer Tina Baker, who was managed by Simmons at the time.

"I felt assaulted", she said. Russell will reportedly release all the results once he's completed the tests.

"The current allegations sent to me by the New York Times range from the patently untrue to the frivolous and hurtful". She writes that he took her home from a NYC club, had the driver lock the doors of the auto and then forced her to go to his apartment where Simmons "penetrated" her against her will. "It's just a statement about my innocence", he wrote.

Lumet chose to come forward after Simmons stated, "I have never committed any acts of aggression or violence in my life". "The last thing I remember was him pinning me down to kiss me on the bed".

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And the Los Angeles Times has posted accounts from a further five women, including one allegation of rape.

She told the newspaper he pinned her down and raped her.

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has come under NYPD investigation amid shocking claims that he raped or sexually abused seven women in New York City several decades ago, officials said. All four women had previously shared their stories with family and friends.

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".

He added: "These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual".

Simmons joins the growing number of men in entertainment, which includes Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Louis C.K.

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