Two More Women Accuse Russell Simmons Of Rape
Things are looking worse for Russell Simmons. Two more women have come forward with rape allegations against the former Def Jam head. TMZ reports, Law enforcement sources tell us the two women filed police reports with the NYPD late last month, alleging the music mogul raped themin 1983 and 1991, respectively.One of those women is Sherri Hines , who appeared on Megyn Kelly's show in December. She told cops Simmons raped her at his office in '83 ... which jibes with what she said on the show.
The other woman -- who remains anonymous -- claims Simmons raped her at his Manhattan residence after they'd gone out on a date in '91. She was 32 at the time, and alleges he tried taking off her dress while sitting on a couch, and then pushed her down and forcibly raped her when she rejected his advances.
In November of last year, Simmons decided to step down from his businesses amidst the sexual misconduct allegations. In a statement he said, “As the corridors of power inevitably make way for a new generation, I don’t want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded,” he said in a statement. “The companies will now be run by a new and diverse generation of extraordinary executives who are moving the culture and consciousness forward.” With the two latest allegations, Simmons now has a total of 14 accusers.