Russell Simmons Vows To Prove Innocence Against "All Charges Of Rape"

HipHop News Posted on December 14, 2017 at 6:23am

Russell Simmons Vows To Prove Innocence Against "All Charges Of Rape"

"My intention is not to reduce the #MeToo movement of all modes, but instead to hold my accusers accountable."

Russell Simmons is not taking the new wave of sexual assaults and misconduct allegations against him lightly. The Def Jam co-founder has publicly declared his intention to defend himself and prove his innocence after being accused of rape by four women in new reports by the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

On Instagram, the Hip Hop mogul posted a picture with the hashtag #NotMe in the style of the #MeToo movement, that denounces sexual assault and harassment. In the title of the post, Simmons has characterized Keri Claussen Khalighi original allegations against him as "The Original Sin" and has the intention to counter their claims with your own information.

"Today, I begin to properly defend myself," he wrote Thursday (December 14). "I'm going to prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all charges of rape. Today I'm going to focus on "The Original Sin" (Keri Claussen), the statement that created this crazy stack of my #MeToo. Stay tuned! We will share the information of today... and tomorrow, And the case of Jenny Lumet. My intention is not to reduce the #MeToo movement of all modes, but instead to hold my accusers accountable. #NotMe Again, this is not a movement against or even in conjunction with #Metoo . It is only a statement about my innocence."

Simmons has been accused of rape by a total of six women. Three more have accused him of sexual misconduct.

Today, I begin to properly defend myself. I'm going to try without any kind of doubt that I am innocent of all charges of rape. Today, I'm going to focus on "The Original Sin" (Keri Claussen), the statement that created this crazy stack of my #MeToo. Stay tuned! We will share the information of today... and tomorrow, And the case of Jenny Lumet. My intention is not to reduce the #MeToo movement of all modes, but instead to hold my accusers accountable. #NotMe Again, this is not a movement against or even in conjunction with #Metoo . It is only a statement about my innocence.

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