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Kimora Lee Simmons Responds to Lawsuit from Russell Simmons, Claims 'Extortion'

Kimora Lee Simmons is speaking out after her ex-husband Russell Simmons filed a lawsuit against her, claiming fraud and other charges.

Russell claims that he entered a business arrangement with Kimora and her current husband Tim Leissner in 2016. They joined his investment company Nu Horizons and Russell claims that couple “conspired” to fraudulently transfer millions of shares of an energy drink company to themselves. More charges were made against Tim. You can read everything in our previous post.

Now, Kimora‘s legal team is responding to the lawsuit.

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Russell Simmons Accuses Ex-Wife Kimora Lee Simmons of Fraud in New Lawsuit

Russell Simmons is accusing ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons of fraud.

The 63-year-old music producer filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife and her current husband Tim Leissner on Tuesday (May 18).

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Oprah Winfrey Says Russell Simmons Attempted to Pressure Her to Drop Out of Documentary

Oprah Winfrey was originally going to be an executive producer on an upcoming documentary about women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, but she has dropped out of the project.

The media mogul and former talk show host has pulled the movie from her slate at Apple over creative differences with the filmmakers.

Now, Oprah has revealed that Russell actually attempted to pressure her into exiting the project.

“He did reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me,” Oprah told The New York Times. He told her that the woman at the center of the film was lying, but she says she still believed her, though there were some inconsistencies with her account.

“I told him directly in a phone call that I will not be pressured either into, or out of, backing this film,” she said. “I am only going to do what I believe to be the right thing.”

Oprah received some guidance from her friend, filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

“She’s got Simmons on one side pressuring her, and then she’s got a film on the other side that she doesn’t agree with,” Ava said. “So if she walks away from the film she seems like she’s caving to Simmons, and if she stays with the film then she’s putting her name on something that she feels doesn’t quite hit the mark.”

Oprah Winfrey Leaves Russell Simmons Accuser Doc & Pulls From Apple TV+

Oprah Winfrey is stepping away from the Russell Simmons accuser documentary and canceling its plans to air on Apple TV+.

The 65-year-old executive is parting ways with the doc two weeks before it was slated to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The documentary focused on a former music executive who has accused the 62-year-old entrepreneur and co-founder of Def Jam Recordings of sexual misconduct. The official Sundance description stated that the exec is Drew Dixon.

“I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+,” Oprah told THR. “First and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.”

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are talented filmmakers,” Oprah Winfrey added. “I have great respect for their mission but given the filmmakers’ desire to premiere the film at the Sundance Film Festival before I believe it is complete, I feel it’s best to step aside. I will be working with Time’s Up to support the victims and those impacted by abuse and sexual harassment.”

READ MORE: Oprah Winfrey Denies She Advised Harry & Meghan on Their Exit from Royal Family

50 Cent, La La Anthony, & More Step Out for 'Power' Season Six Premiere in NYC!

50 Cent and girlfriend Jamira couple up for the premiere of Power season six on Tuesday night (August 20) at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The 44-year-old rapper and actor looked cool in a black and white suit as he attended the event alongside co-star La La Anthony, who rocked a curve-hugging silver dress for the red carpet.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of 50 Cent

Fellow cast members at the premiere included Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Jerry Ferrara and wife Breanne Racano, and J.R. Ramirez.

Guests at the premiere included Victor Cruz, Tina Knowles-Lawson and husband Richard Lawson, Ice-T and wife Coco Austin, TV personality Terrence J, Snoop Dogg, Orange is the New Black actress Elizabeth Rodriguez, and music producer Russell Simmons.

During the premiere, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, and Fetty Wap all hit the stage for performances!

Season six of Power premieres on Sunday, August 25 at 8pm ET on Starz.

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Luann de Lesseps Accuses Russell Simmons of Groping Her

Luann de Lesseps is the latest woman to come forward and accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct.

The 52-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star shared in a new interview with The Daily Beast that the 60-year-old music producer allegedly touched her inappropriately “around three summers ago” at a hotel in Miami.

“He grabbed my ass in an elevator, he was just a pig,” Luann said. “I haven’t told anybody about that before. I was grossed out. I was like ‘How dare you.’ He invaded me, he took advantage of me, being who he is, thinking he is all ‘it,’ all everything. He thought he could just do that. I looked at him and said, ‘Don’t ever do that again.’”

Luann went on to say that he “didn’t apologize” after the incident.

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

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.