NYPD reviewing rape claims against Russell Simmons as another accuser comes forward

Russell Simmons speaks onstage at the Environmental Media Association's 27th Annual EMA Awards on Sept. 23 2017 in Santa Monica

NYPD reviewing rape claims against Russell Simmons as another accuser comes forward

The three women have stepped forward, accusing Simmons, 60, of a "pattern of violent sexual behavior", including rape, between the late 1980s and 2014, according to the New York Times. Toni Sallie, a music journalist, said that Simmons raped her in 1988. (Dixon said she had not been drinking and did not think she had been drugged; rather, she said, she had disassociated from the experience.) "The last thing I remember was him pinning me down to kiss me on the bed". In the incident described by Sallie, Simmons attempted to lead her to a dark beach, but she rebuffed the advance.

He says on Friday, he will focus on "the case of [another alleged victim] Jenny Lumet", who made her accusations in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter.

Hines, who was part of the all-female hip hop group Mercedes Ladies, said she doesn't wish any harm on Simmons but added that she's relieved police are finally looking into the matter. "He pushed me into his apartment and then he threw me down on the floor and literally tried to grab ... take my clothes off of me", she told Page Six. In the article, Reid, who had been working the front desk at a South Beach hotel in 1994 to supplement her modeling career, accused Simmons of repeatedly pressuring her to perform oral sex on Ratner.

Simmons' Twitter account using the same "unclerush" handle appears to have been deleted as of Thursday afternoon. "We were fighting. I said no", she was quoted as saying.

After they allegedly told Simmons they couldn't find the bar where they were supposed to meet friends, he offered assistance, claiming to know his way around the members' club.

"The current allegations sent to me by the New York Times range from the patently untrue to the frivolous and hurtful". "Although I have been candid about how I have lived in books and interviews detailing my flaws, I will relentlessly fight against any untruthful character assassination that paints me as a man of violence", he told the Times. She reluctantly waited for the vehicle in Simmons' apartment where he made sexual advances that Dixon said she turned down. Simmons said the sex with Klalighi was consensual. It made stars of such hip-hop artists as LL Cool J, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, and its roster now includes Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Frank Ocean, Alessia Cara, Jeremih, Jeezy, Iggy Azalea, Big Sean, Nas and 2 Chainz.

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