Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, creator of Phat Farm clothing, Rush Communications and various other companies has stepped down from it all after a sexual misconduct allegation.

Screenwriter Jenny Lumet, whose movie writing credits including Rachel Getting Married and The Mummy alleges in a piece for the Hollywood Reporter that Simmons took her back to his apartment against her will in 1991 and sexually assaulted her.

Simmons released a statement following the allegation saying "I know Jenny and her family and have seen her several times over the years since the evening she described.  While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real."

Read Simmons' full statement below: 

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