Russell Simmons Sued for $10 Million Over Alleged Rape
Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has been sued again over an alleged rape. A woman identified as Jane Doe has filed a lawsuit against Simmons, claiming that he raped and inflicted emotional distress upon her.

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, the woman says Simmons first approached her when she and her son (who was in elementary school at the time) were attending a rap concert featuring Def Jam artists. He allegedly invited the woman to an “after party” at his hotel after she dropped her son off at home with a baby sitter.

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Russel responds


I vehemently deny all the allegations made against me. They have shocked me to my core as I have never been abusive or violent in any way in my relations with women. I have submitted myself to multiple lie detector tests. I denied forced sex and sexual harassment allegations brought against me in each test; I also answered no to the question, "Have you ever physically forced any woman to have sexual intercourse?" I passed all of the lie detector tests.


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