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Russell Simmons Responds to Sexual Assault Allegations, Says Relationship Was Consensual

Russell Simmons is speaking out in response to allegations of sexual assault and harassment, which were made by model Keri Claussen Khalighi.

Keri says that the incident happened in 1991 after she went to dinner with both Russell and Brett Ratner, who was a music video director at the time. They went back to his apartment after dinner and she says Simmons began yanking off her clothes.

“I looked over at Brett and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together.”

Russell has already denied the claims to the LA Times and now he’s speaking out again in a lengthy statement to THR.

Click inside to read what he said… More Here! »

Terry Crews Puts Russell Simmons On Blast, Shares Personal Email After Simmons' Sexual Assault Allegation

Terry Crews is putting Russell Simmons on blast after Simmons was accused of sexual assault by a woman who was only 17 years old at the time.

The 49-year-old actor posted an email he received from Simmons, 60, about his sexual assault case against WME’s Adam Venit. If you don’t know, Terry recently came forward as a survivor of sexual misconduct.

“Message Russell Simmons sent to me regarding my sexual assault case against Adam Venit of @WME,” Terry captioned the tweet. “Dear @UncleRUSH—— NO ONE GETS A PASS.”

The email reads, “Did he ever apologize…Give the agent a pass…ask that he be reinstated.” Read it in full below.

Russell Simmons Accused of Sexual Assault, Woman Was 17 at Time

Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, has been accused of sexual assault by Keri Claussen Khalighi, who says she was 17 years old at the time of the alleged assault. Brett Ratner was also allegedly there when the assault occurred.

Keri told her story to the Los Angeles Times, describing how she met both Brett and Russell at a casting call in 1991. They later took her to dinner at Mr. Chow in New York, and then back to his apartment. She alleges that things turned sexual and she was not consenting.

“I looked over at Brett and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face,” she said. “In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together.”

“I fought it wildly,” she said, and then said she performed oral sex. “I guess I just acquiesced.” She then recalled getting into the shower, and Russell allegedly followed her and initiated sex before she jerked away.

Simmons is denying the allegations.

“Everything that occurred between Keri and me occurred with her full consent and participation,” Russell said in response. Brett has also been accused of sexual misconduct.

Natalie Portman Arrives in Style for EMA Awards 2017

Natalie Portman is stunning in white at the Environmental Media Association’s 2017 EMA Awards at Barkar Hangar on Saturday (September 23) in Santa Monica, Calif.

Also in attendance at the big event were Gina Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Lance Bass with his husband Michael Turchin, Karrueche Tran, Amy Smart, Eric Christian Olsen, Russell Simmons with Kennedy Summers, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Joey Graceffa with Daniel Preda, and Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean, who just announced they were pregnant!

If you don’t know, the mission of the organization is “promoting environmental progress and innovations through celebrity role modeling, campaign work, year-round programs,” and more!

FYI: Natalie is wearing Dior.More Here! »

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Dave Chappelle Celebrates Emmy Win at Def Comedy Jam Party

Dave Chappelle poses for a portrait while attending Netflix’s celebration of Def Comedy Jam 25 on Sunday (September 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

It was a big night for the 44-year-old comedian as he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series that same evening.

Dave picked up the award for guest hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live. He was previously nominated for three Emmys and this is his first win.

Other stars attending the event included Russell Simmons, Tiffany Haddish, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Sheryl Underwood, Logan Browning, Michael Ealy, Trevante Rhodes, and many more.

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