Russell Simmons one of the music industry’s pioneer has stepped away from his roles in wake on sexual assault allegations by Jenny Lumet.
This is another sexual harrassment allegation that arises this month about Russel Simmons. Earlier, this month Keri Claussen Khalighi also alleged that she suffered the same fate as screenwriter Jenny Lumet.
Lumet accused Def Jam’s co-founder of forcing her to have sex with him back in 1991, the same allegations that were revealed by Khalighi who was 17 years old at time of the events. Russell Simmons issued a statement in which is says to be stepping down from his roles in order to to more focused on self growth. In said statement, he is also denying Lumet’s accusations as it seems his recollection of the event is different from the that alleged victim.
Russel Simmons is an American entrepreneur, producer and author. He’s the co-founder of Def Jam’s Recordings and created the fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture and Tantris.