Russell Simmons: A Woman Tried To Extort Me For $500k!

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons: A Woman Tried To Extort Me For $500k!

Russell Simmons says a woman tried to extort him. As you know, the 60-year-old mogul is making headlines over allegations of sexual misconduct, assault and rape. This week, two women recently came forward to file two new complaints against against him. The allegations stem from alleged rapes in 1983 and 1991. Simmons adamantly denies any wrongdoing, and says that one woman tried to extort him for hundreds of thousands of dollars. He says,

In recent weeks, some former business, creative and romantic partners have aired grievances as claims I categorically reject. In some of these instances, financial motives and direct contradictory witness testimony has been supplied to the media, which has been completely left out of stories. In the last few days, one woman attempted to extort me for $500,000 only to recant her ridiculous claim. The current allegations range from the patently untrue to the frivolous and hurtful. The presumption of innocent until proven guilty must not be replaced by ‘guilty by association.’

Do you believe that Simmons is innocent or guilty? 

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Authored by: Kellie Williams