Rape Allegations: Two More Accusers File Police Report
It seems Russell Simmons isn’t catching a break anytime soon as two more women have filed police reports with the NYPD alleging that Russell raped them in 1983 and 1991 respectively, TMZ reports.
One of those women is Sherri Hines, who is a member of the all-female hip-hop group Mercedes Ladies and appeared on Megyn Kelly‘s show in December told cops Simmons raped her at his office in ’83. The story corroborates with what she said on the show.
The other woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, claims Simmons raped her at his Manhattan residence after they’d gone out on a date in ’91. She alleges that he tried taking off her dress while sitting on a couch, and then pushed her down and forcibly raped her when she rejected his advances.
This makes it a total of 14 women who have accused the mogul of sexual misconduct.
However, Russell has denied all previous claims against him. He even went a step further to take a polygraph test, which he passed, to prove his innocence.
“I vehemently deny all these allegations,” he said in a lengthy statement issued by his rep, Eric Rose. “These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual.
“The current allegations range from the patently untrue to the frivolous and hurtful,” he added. “The presumption of ‘innocent until proven guilty’ must not be replaced by ‘Guilty by Accusation.’ ”
He also states that he was blessed to have “shared extraordinary relationships” with many women and “I have enormous respect for the women’s movement worldwide and their struggle for respect, dignity, equality and power.”
He claims he’s been the target of extortion stating that, “one woman attempted to extort me for $500,000 only to recant her ridiculous claim.”
The NYPD is already investigating Simmons for at least 7 claims of sexual misconduct.
Simmons is one of many powerful men who have been accused of sexual misconduct since the first allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
As always, fans and the general public have their different opinions concerning the issue with some people saying Simmons is innocent and s victim of People trying to get a come up. While some have condemned the star for the actions.
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