Russell Simmons to Terry Crews: Give your sexual assaulter 'a pass'

Russell Simmons to Terry Crews: Give your sexual assaulter 'a pass'

Russell Simmons to Terry Crews: Give your sexual assaulter 'a pass'

Khalighi denied being at Simmons' apartment for more than one day and claims that she didn't see anyone but Ratner and Simmons at the apartment.

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons and filmmaker Brett Ratner have been accused of working together to sexually harass and assault women. Khalighi claims that Ratner and Simmons took her back to Simmons' apartment one night after dinner, where Simmons allegedly made unwanted sexual advances toward her and ripped off her clothing.

She also alleges that Ratner watched as it happened, according to the Times.

It might go as far as to say that Brett Ratner would have been an accessory to a crime since allegedly, he was in the room when she states she cried out for help only to have her pleas be ignored.

Khalighi states that while she took a shower after the incident, Simmons approached her from behind and penetrated her. Ratner says he has "no recollection" of Khalighi pleading for help or seeing her "protest", his lawyer, Martin Singer said to the newspaper.

He added: "Let me be crystal clear and very direct".

Khalighi said that Simmons tried to force her to have intercourse with him and that she "fought wildly" until he relented and pressured her into oral sex.

"It hurt so much", she said. "I was horrified, because she's a good, dear person". She disputes that account. Simmons attorney provided a signed statement from Simmons' former assistant Anthony "Mac" McNair who said he saw Khalighi go to Simmons' bedroom "on her own volition and without any coercion or undue influence". In his statement below, he says he remembers the weekend 26 years ago and remembers Keri giving consent. "Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being", Simmons wrote.

Simmons' attorney Brad D. Rose acknowledged Simmons apologised for their interaction in 1991, but only because it constituted what Simmons describes as an embarrassing episode of infidelity.

On November 9, Variety published a report of Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner investigated in 2001 for alleged sexual battery by an unnamed 29-year-old woman.

"As a long-time social activist, I have applauded the strength of the fearless men and women who have spoken out over the past month and made their voices heard regarding sexual assault and harassment".

Crews captioned the post: "NO ONE GETS A PASS".

The hip-hop mogul released a statement saying that everything that happened that weekend was consensual and that he's "deeply saddened and truly shocked" by these allegations.

Ratner has recently been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct by at least six women, including actress Olivia Munn.

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