Oprah Winfrey Denies Siding With Russell Simmons After Leaving Documentary

HipHop News Posted on January 21, 2020 at 5:03am

Oprah Winfrey Denies Siding With Russell Simmons After Leaving Documentary

She says that "still stands" with women.

Oprah Winfrey stepped down from her role as executive producer on an upcoming documentary film about Russell Simmons earlier this month. The document, titled On The Record, according to the report, is centered around Simmons ' sexual assault accuser drew Dixon.

On Tuesday (January 21) episode of CBS This Morning, the talk show host, mogul clarify its separation from the project has nothing to do with Simmons, despite receiving both "public and private" the pressure to leave his role..focused on the ad {

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"This is not a victory for Russell," she said. "I unequivocally say that I did not pull out because of Russell. This is not a victory lap for him. I can not be silenced by Russell Simmons after all you've been through."

Simmons was vocal about his disdain of the surrounding Winfrey's initial involvement. In a lengthy Instagram post, the Def Jam Recordings co-founder explained that he was surprised due to their long friendship.

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