Russell Simmons – Woman Accusing Him Of Rape Says He Showed Up Naked, Wearing A Condom & Tackled Her To His Bed: I Screamed & Fought

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Russell Simmons – Woman Accusing Him Of Rape Says He Showed Up Naked, Wearing A Condom & Tackled Her To His Bed: I Screamed & Fought

Three women who accuse Russell Simmons of sexual assault and rape are speaking out ahead of a new documentary that is set to premiere at Sundance.

The women – Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams and Alexia Norton Jones – each claim that the 62-year-old mogul raped them.

Each of them described Simmons’ actions as rape. Drew Dixon says she was allegedly raped in 1995, while working for Simmons.

“This is violently tackled and raped — while saying no and fighting and crying. I literally worked for him. He was ordering me a car, and he told me to come upstairs and pick up a demo. I thought I would be in his apartment for five total minutes. That’s it. And he showed up naked, wearing a condom, and tackled me to his bed, while I screamed and fought and said, ‘No,’ and cried. That’s rape.”

Sil Lai Abrams, says she had a relationship with Simmons, but in 1994 he allegedly raped her, having sex with her while she was drunk. She claims that she did not give him consent.

“He’ll say, ‘Yes, we had a sexual relationship,’ but he cannot address the fact that I was too drunk to consent, and that the next day I called him up, screaming. And I attempted suicide. He knew,” she said. “And I told him why, that he had ruined my life, and that I had nothing.”

Alexia Norton Jones claims that Simmons allegedly raped her back in 1991, prior to him being famous. She claims that the incident happened on their first and only date.

Jones knew Simmons before he was famous and said he raped her on their first and only date in 1991.


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“This was a very swift attack, and what was going through my mind more than anything was, ‘Why?’ Because I liked Russell. And I, you know, I would’ve just kissed him. I would’ve made out with him. I would’ve — he didn’t have to attack me. He raped me right up against the ****ing wall. Excuse my language. But he — that’s what he did. I had to keep this secret”.

Russell Simmons adamantly denies all allegations, saying in a statement:

“I have issued countless detailed denials of the false accusations against me, including pages of sworn witness testimony including family members, clergy, journalists and mutual friends who were present at every stage. These denials have been validated by my passing 9 prosecution-grade lie detector tests. I have also provided sworn statements and pointed out fatal flaws and inconsistencies in written accounts, some published in their own books, to reputable media organizations which have acted responsibly.

I have admitted to being a massively unconscious ‘playboy’ which today is appropriately titled ‘womanizer.’ Continuing to live my life honorably as an open book for decades, devoid of any kind of violence against anyone, as has been documented and examined in detail worldwide since the very early days of hip hop, which is my life’s testimony and work. What I won’t do is engage in a shootout of attacks and counter-attacks. The social change from today’s activism is more important to the world my daughters will inherit than any dirt from false accusations from nearly 40 years ago.

My life as an entrepreneur, yogi and fighter for new and diverse voices, as well as the faith placed in my work by millions around the world, has been a force for good and will continue to be as long as I’m able to serve the communities I love and cherish.”

Reportedly, all three women filed a police report decades after the alleged crimes were committed and beyond the statute of limitations to prosecute. Simmons faces no charges.

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Last week, Oprah Winfrey made headlines when she announced that she was pulling out of the documentary, due to creative differences. Click here for the story.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams