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Russell Simmons

19 Jan 2020
Oprah Winfrey has revealed why she will no longer take part in Russell Simmons' documentary. “He did reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me,” Winfrey told The Associated Press through a spokesperson. It was not anything Simmons said that prompted Winfrey to withdraw from the “On the Record” film, according to Winfrey, but…
Oprah Winfrey
11 Jan 2020
American media executive Oprah Winfrey has withdrawn from as executive producer from a #MeToo documentary that reportedly features rape accusers of former record executive Russell Simons. Winfrey on Friday announced her decision in a statement to Deadline, confirming the doc is no longer part of her overall deal with Apple TV+. Sources tell the publication that the untitled project, produced and…
50 Cent and Oprah Winfrey
13 Dec 2019
Outspoken international rapper, 50 Cent is known to call out fellow celebrities from time to time and while many may be quick to call him the king of petty, he is known to drop some factual points now and then. The "Get Rich or Die Trying'" crooner is calling out respected media mogul, Oprah Winfrey…
25 Jan 2018
An aspiring filmmaker has sued rap mogul, Russell Simmons, for allegedly raping her, seeking $5 million as she called for a reckoning in the hip-hop industry on the mistreatment of women. The filmmaker, who says Simmons raped her in August 2016, is the eighth woman publicly to accuse the hip-hop legend of misconduct but appears…
16 Dec 2017
Earlier this month, Russell Simmons announced that he would be stepping down from his business ventures in the wake of the numerous sexual allegations filed against him. Fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone joins this list as the most recent woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the 60-year-old rapper and business mogul. According…
2 Dec 2017
The king of hip-hop is stepping off his throne. Russell Simmons is the latest powerful man in the entertainment world to be accused of sexual misconduct. Screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused Simmons of forcing himself on her in his New York apartment in 1991. Reuters could not independently confirm the allegation and representatives for Simmons did…
1 Dec 2017
Russell Simmons, who helped bring hip-hop into the mainstream with Def Jam Recordings, said Thursday he was quitting his business empire after fresh allegations of sexual abuse. The 60-year-old -- who unlike many in the rap world had until recently an uncontroversial public image -- disputed the latest claim against him but said he viewed…

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