Another day, one other destructive headline (or 5?) about Russell Simmons.
Two extra ladies have come ahead accusing the music mogul of raping them, they usually have filed legal complaints with police.
Law enforcement sources informed TMZ the 2 ladies filed studies with the NYPD late final month, alleging they have been raped in 1983 and 1991.
One of the ladies, Sherri Hines, informed cops Simmons raped her at his workplace in 1983.
This reiterates what she informed Megyn Kelly final month when she appeared on her present.
The different lady, who’s remaining nameless, alleges the 60-year-old raped her at his Manhattan house in 1991.
She mentioned they went again to his place after a date, the place he pushed her down on his sofa and forcibly raped her after she rejected his advances.
This takes the full variety of ladies who’ve accused Simmons of rape to 14.
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Almost a dozen ladies have come ahead with allegations that Russell Simmons harassed and/or raped them over twenty years in the past, and now, one other well-known business lady is making the identical claims.
But it doesn’t matter what, Russ is standing his floor — and even beginning a motion.
The newest piece of this tremendous complicated puzzle is that Kelly Cutrone, clothier slash publicist (and former boss of The Hills stars Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad) is coming ahead along with her story about Uncle Rush, claiming he tried to rape her when she was simply 26.
“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,” she tells Page Six.
“And I began kicking him actually, actually arduous, screaming, telling him to get the f—ok off of me. And that I might have him killed if he ever f—king laid a hand on me.
“I truly suppose I informed him I might name Page Six! I used to be a publicist! I feel I informed him I might name Page Six and have him murdered.”
Luckily, Kelly fled the scene earlier than Russell may trigger any bodily hurt, however actually the emotional hurt was finished.
“I keep in mind operating out the door and getting a cab and all I keep in mind was that I received in a cab and I keep in mind a sense — which was so loopy — of, ‘Oh my god. Somebody just tried to rape me. What do I do?’
“And then the vitality of going to the police and urgent prices towards him was overwhelming to me.”
She added, “Then what would occur afterward — and this could occur years afterward — I’d be at a desk and Russell f—king Simmons would come as much as the desk after which folks can be like, ‘Kelly, do you know Russell?,’ and I’d be like, ‘Yes, I know Russell — he tried to rape me.’”
Meanwhile, the Def Jam co-founder is beneath investigation by the NYPD, who’re wanting into not less than seven claims of sexual misconduct, TMZ studies.
Some alleged victims have already been contacted, actually.
The website additionally studies the mogul, who denies all allegations and claims all intercourse acts have been consenual, even took (and handed) a lie detector take a look at to deal with Keri Claussen Khalighi’s claims, the mannequin who began this complete domino impact by being the primary one to come back ahead about Russell allegedly raping her.
And the 60-year-old is so assured that he is not at fault, actually, that he is beginning a motion on social media to counteract the #MeToo motion, this time titled #NotMe.
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In an Instagram caption, the star insists this “is not a press release about #MeToo,” however relatively a means for him to publicly assert his innocence.
“My intention is to not diminish the #MeToo motion in any means, however as an alternative maintain my accusers accountable. #NotMe Again, this isn’t a motion towards and even at the side of #Metoo . It’s only a assertion about my innocence.”
He additionally says he plans to do that for every lady’s allegation, from Keri to Jenny Lumet to, we may solely assume, Kelly Cutrone.
Stay tuned to Wetpaint for extra on the Russell scandal — clearly there’s much more to come back!
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