Russell Simmons Faces New $10 Million Lawsuit for Alleged Rape
Russell Simmons has been slammed with a $10 million lawsuit by an unnamed woman alleging rape and emotional distress.
According to Variety, the woman, identified as ‘Jane Doe’, filed the lawsuit at the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, claiming that the music mogul lured her to his hotel room where he raped her.
The woman alleged that Simmons took her and her young son to a concert in Sacramento, and afterwards, the child was dropped off with a babysitter before the music boss took the woman to an afterparty. The lawsuit continued that they later stopped at his hotel room, where he allegedly raped her.
The lawsuit described Simmons as “a dangerous sex predator,” who threatened the woman prior to the rape, saying, “I am going to fuck you… I’m going to fuck you or I’m going to fuck your son. You decide.”
“[Doe] was shocked that Simmons would threaten her – let alone threaten to rape her young son. Simmons threw her on the bed and raped her,” the lawsuit claimed, adding, “There is at least one witness who saw Jane leaving the hotel room in tears and Jane told several people about the rape at or near the time of the assault. Therefore, there is substantial independent corroboration of the horrific event.”
Russell Simmons, who has faced multiple sexual assault charges and at least one lawsuit, has denied the accusation in a statement to Rolling Stone, saying:
“I vehemently deny all the allegations made against me. They have shocked me to my core as I have never been abusive or violent in any way in my relations with women. I have submitted myself to multiple lie detector tests. I denied forced sex and sexual harassment allegations brought against me in each test; I also answered no to the question, ‘Have you ever physically forced any woman to have sexual intercourse?’ I passed all of the lie detector tests.”
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