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Russell Simmons Being Sued For $10 Million Following New Harassment Claim

Russell Simmons Being Sued For $10 Million Following New Harassment Claim

Russell Simmons is facing another sexual assault lawsuit, according to THR.

The 60-year-old music executive is being sued for $10 million by an anonymous woman, just two months after a different woman filed a $5 million lawsuit.

Both women report that they were raped by Russell, which caused emotional distress.

The woman who filed the lawsuit today says she met Russell when she was taking her son to a concert and accepted his invitation to attend an after party at his hotel for drinks and to go clubbing.

Instead, the woman claims Russell asked to go to his hotel room to pick something up where he forced himself on her.

Russell denied the new claims in a statement, 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.”

Last year Russell took a lie detector test after several other women came forward with sexual harassment claims.

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