Def Jam recordings founder Russell Simmons is sued for rape by woman who claims he wrestled her then sexually assaulted her at NYC apartment, a year after another woman accused him of sex attack

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Music executive Russell Simmons has been sued for intersexual harassment and artillery by a erstwhile Def Jam Recordings executive.

The plaintiff, who lodged nan title successful New York national tribunal connected Tuesday, has accused nan euphony mogul, 66, of raping her astatine his flat successful nan 1990s. 

She claims successful nan suit she was invited to his home, wherever he started 'wrestling' pinch her successful a 'playful' manner, earlier nan 'situation escalated into aggression.' 

New York-born multi-millionaire Simmons, who founded hip-hop and R&B explanation Def Jam Recordings successful 1984, is yet to respond to nan damning allegations. 

He antecedently claimed to person slept pinch 'thousands' of women, and acknowledged that a fistful person travel guardant pinch 'compromising' stories astir him. 

Simmons said successful an interview, earlier this suit came out: 'Of people I've been insensitive, but surely ne'er been forceful successful immoderate of my relationships.' 

Music executive Russell Simmons, 66, has been sued for intersexual harassment and artillery by a erstwhile Def Jam Recordings executive. He has not yet responded to nan damning allegations

Simmons, pictured in 1990. He founded hip-hop and R&B explanation Def Jam Recordings successful 1984

The suit states: 'Ms. Doe many times told Mr. Simmons to get disconnected of her, but he refused. Mr. Simmons proceeded to rape her.' 

The euphony exec besides allegedly harassed her astatine their office. The suit claims: 'He would beryllium connected her desk, thin complete her, aggressively invading her individual abstraction while making intersexual innuendos, suggestions, and advances, and rubbing nan beforehand of his pants.'

He would artifact her from opening her agency doorway to footwear him out, nan suit claims.

The Los Angeles female is described arsenic personification who was 'pursuing her profession and passion arsenic a euphony executive' and is now an accomplished movie producer.  

The suit besides has made claims for battery, mendacious imprisonment, and intentional infliction of affectional distress. 

It claims: 'Ms. Doe’s profession successful nan euphony manufacture was disrupted and derailed by a devastating acquisition astatine nan hands of Mr. Simmons. 

'While astatine first Mr. Simmons and Ms. Doe had a master moving relationship, Mr. Simmons revealed his existent colors and, done his assaultive behavior, abnormal Ms. Doe’s profession astatine Def Jam, a occupation she loved, astatine nan tallness of her occurrence and financial viability.' 

It was brought nether nan state’s Adult Survivors Act - but nan model for aged intersexual misconduct claimants to travel guardant closed successful November. 

After nan alleged rape, nan plaintiff 'was wrought pinch distress, nan suit says.

It continued: 'At nan highest of her profession occurrence astatine Def Jam, making award-winning videos for their biggest artists, she knowledgeable overwhelming anxiety, shame, humiliation and debilitating debased self-esteem. 

'She suffered predominant panic attacks, struggling to spell to nan Def Jam offices aliases to usability successful her activity role. She tried to proceed to activity astatine Def Jam, but conscionable a short clip aft nan assault, to nan astonishment of peers and colleagues, she gave notice, discontinue nan occupation she loved, and moved crossed nan state to California. 

'She yet confided successful a mini group of trusted friends and therapists astir what happened—long earlier nan transition of New York’s Adult Survivors Act successful 2022.' 

This comes conscionable 2 months aft Russell Simmons opened up astir nan intersexual battle allegations that person derailed his profession successful a caller question and reply changeable successful Bali.

He claimed he's ne'er been convulsive pinch anyone, and that he has taken 9 dishonesty detector tests since allegations against him surfaced six years ago.

The New York native, 66, appearing connected In Depth pinch Graham Bensinger, acknowledged that he'd behaved successful a 'crude' mode and had past been progressive successful 'compromising situations' sexually, amid allegations of intersexual misconduct from astatine slightest 15 women.

American entrepreneur Russell Simmons (right) pinch exemplary Amber Smith astatine nan 1996

Russell Simmons attends MusiCares Persons of nan Year Honoring Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson astatine Los Angeles Convention Center connected February 3, 2023 

Russell Simmons during The 36th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Russell Simmons pictured connected October 18, 2023.

'If you had slept pinch arsenic galore group arsenic I had slept pinch - thousands - and we're talking astir for illustration six people,' he said, nan second number referring to group he says he 'spoke poorly' to successful nan past.

Simmons, who spends astir of his clip domiciled successful Bali, Indonesia, wherever nan question and reply was filmed, said that he's 'never been convulsive to anybody,' which is not to opportunity he ever treated his intersexual partners well.

'Of people I've been insensitive,' he said, 'but surely ne'er been forceful successful immoderate of my relationships, each of which I've had person been consensual.'

The euphony mogul told Bensinger that he has taken 9 polygraph tests successful an effort to clear his sanction successful nan aftermath of nan accusations against him, which were portion of nan MeToo activity that commenced successful nan autumn of 2017.

'I took 9 dishonesty detector tests, group don't cognize that,' nan Def Jam co-founder said. 'Nine abstracted - 7 from nan Chairman of nan Polygraph Association - 1 for each and superior accusation.'

Simmons said that successful taking nan dishonesty detector tests, he addressed circumstantial verbiage successful allegations made against him.

'When personification said, for instance, "I was violent" - 1 personification said that - and I've ne'er been violent. Took that,' he said. 'And 1 said I apologized. I ne'er apologized astir assaulting anyone.

Russell Simmons, 66, opened up astir nan intersexual battle allegations that person derailed his profession successful a caller question and reply successful December 

Simmons, who spends astir of his clip domiciled successful Bali, Indonesia, wherever nan question and reply was filmed, said that he's 'never been convulsive to anybody,' which is not to opportunity he ever treated his intersexual partners well

Simmons talks connected nan telephone successful Manhattan in 1991

'But if 2 group opportunity it, because 1 said it, and MeToo, and nan 2nd personification said it, past I took a trial for it. Three hours per trial by 2 polygraph examiners - 1 that I've ne'er done this to anyone and one, I've ne'er done to each individual.'

Simmons said he believed successful nan veracity of nan dishonesty detector tests he took, saying, 'Some group opportunity that they're not accurate, but it's 94 percent accurate.

'I did 9 of them, it's beautiful clear that I don't judge it,' Simmons said. 'I moreover asked if, "Well, what if I judge it, but it's not true?" He said, "Your subconscious will get you."

'I don't cognize really existent that is, but that's what was told to maine by nan president of nan Polygraph Association.'

Simmons said that location were 'very gray' areas successful which he mightiness person processed a representation different than different personification progressive mightiness have.

'I tin simply show you that I was successful truthful galore compromising situations, that group tin person a recollection from 30 aliases 40 years ago,' he said, 'and it tin beryllium different from my recollection. And it could beryllium 1 wherever location is possibly a collaboration.'

Simmons' family troubles spilled complete publically past twelvemonth erstwhile his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons and girl Aoki Lee Simmons aired their grievances pinch him successful June.

Aoki claimed he had been verbally abusive toward her, sharing matter messages and screengrabs of her communications pinch her father.

Kimora and Aoki were captious of Russell Simmons successful June, erstwhile they took to societal media pinch complaints astir his behavior

Aoki explained to Teen Vogue successful September astir her rationale successful going nationalist pinch specifications of her stormy narration pinch her father, saying that he had negatively impacted her intelligence wellness pinch his mercurial conduct.

'Part of it was already retired there,' Aoki said. 'There were reasons I thought it was reasonable to people because it was playing retired in, like, a silent bubble.'

Aoki successful June posted texts and video of her interactions pinch her begetter successful depicting their fractured relationship.

She said nan Def Jam co-founder had been 'awful to [her] for years,' and that she'd had important worry issues arsenic a result.

Aoki said that Russell - who antecedently tried successful vain to salvage his estimation pursuing nan intersexual misconduct allegations pinch a publicity run - has not been good 'for years.'

She wrote: 'He needs thief and won't judge that. He refuses to admit he is not himself.

'He has threatened and bullied my sister, my grandma, he has harassed my grandma successful nan mediate of nan nighttime successful mediocre health, [sent] a man to my sister's flat astatine 2am to scare her.'

Aoki said that Russell 'lashes retired astatine ANYONE who does not opportunity "oh Russell everything is fine,"' adding, 'Well it's not fine.'