Russell Simmons's Statement on Rape Allegations

However, Simmons faced criticism after countering the #MeToo movement with the hashtag, #NotMe.

Since late last month, over a dozen women have come forward and accused media mogul Russell Simmons of rape and sexual misconduct, which occurred over the span of almost three decades. Simmons might want to let his legal team handle the public chatter and fall back to silence as he said before.

According to, Michael Sterling, Eva's boyfriend and the father of her unborn child, is one of the attorneys representing Simmons in the bubbling sexual assault case - which has expanded to include over a dozen allegations and a police investigation. "These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all my relations have been consensual", he said.

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However, the poll also highlighted a continued division among Alabama voters on the validity of the allegations. It has a margin of error of 3.8 percent for the entire sample and 4.8 percent among likely voters.

On Friday a new accuser came forward to claim Simmons had attempted to rape her in 1991.

In 1995, she claimed, Simmons raped her in his Manhattan apartment.

Some people on social media commented that Eva's remarks were relatively random, but reports show she and Simmons are related after all.

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Enter the next day, where Simmons again took to Instagram using the hashtag #NotMe - an obvious response to the #MeToo movement that's now ushering in a wave of repercussions for powerful men in the entertainment industry never before seen. "I will prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges", Simmons wrote. More than 10 women have now publicly accused Simmons of sexual harassment, assault or rape.

"I am blessed to have shared extraordinary relationships, whether through work or love, with many great women; and I have enormous respect for the women's movement worldwide and their struggle for respect, dignity, equality and power".

"Everything that occurred between Keri and me occurred with her full consent and participation", Simmons said. A veteran music industry insider, speaking under the condition of anonymity told the Daily Beastthat the Russell Simmons allegations are just the tip of the iceberg.

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On Tuesday, Mr McConnell said if Mr Moore was elected, "he would immediately have an issue with the Ethics Committee". Moore has denied all of the accusations, painting the women's stories as a liberal smear campaign.

"I know that my career's been studied in PR classes around the country", she said. The mogul released a statement regarding the incident with Lumet, apologizing and sympathizing with her feelings of fear and intimidation, but denied assaulting her.

  • Theresa Obrien