Russell Simmons Rape Case Dropped
A lawsuit that Russell Simmons faced has been dropped. Earlier this year, Jennifer Harosik, an aspiring documentary filmmaker, sued the mogul alleging sexual assault for $5 million. She has reportedly dropped her claims, according to a stipulation of dismissal filed this week.
Jennifer alleging he raped her in 2016 after inviting her to his home. Simmons responded to the suit, stating their sexual relationship was consensual and she often sent him texts saying she missed him and would love to see him.
Both parties filed a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice. Simmons is still facing a $10 million suit from an anonymous woman who claims he raped her after threatening her young son. He says the allegations are “vile” and the lawsuit is nothing more than an extortion attempt. Simmons also argues that the alleged incident occurred in the late 1980s and Jane Doe’s suit is barred by the statute of limitations.