Russell Simmons Sued Again By Another Woman Accusing Him Of Rape
Russell Simmons has been hit with a $10 million lawsuit from an anonymous woman who claims he raped her, Variety reports.
The plaintiff alleges that she attended a concert with Simmons and her son in Sacramento, CA. Once her son was dropped off with a babysitter, they hit an afterparty and then went to Simmons’ hotel room where he allegedly forced her to have sex. The lawsuit states that Simmons told her that he was not interested in sex because he was dating someone, but then when they got into his room he changed his story. The plaintiff also states that he threatened her son.
“I vehemently deny all the allegations made against me,” he said in a statement. “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.”
The lawsuit also names seven other women who have accused him of rape or sexual assault. Earlier this year, documentary filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik filed a lawsuit against him for allegedly raping her at his Los Angeles home after she refused his sexual advances.