After the allegations of Bill Cosby, Usher, Harvey Weinstien and more it seems the list keeps growing for men in the industry, being accused of sexual assault and rape.
Now we can add two more moguls to list, Russell Simmons, is now being accused of sexual battery accusation included masturbation back from Nov. 2001 made by a 29-year-old model. The incident was never detailed, however, D.A. spokesman Ricardo Santiago told the outlet what the misdemeanor included. 3
According to the alleged victim the incident happened between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. at the 1200 block of Benedict Canyon Drive, which happened to be the same street as Ratner’s home. She then would arrived at the police department shortly before 4:45 a.m.
In 2002, it was decided that Ratner and Simmons wouldn’t face charges, citing insufficient evidence.
Simmons gave a statement to the outlet, combating these allegations and labeling them as untrue.
“This is an important and critical time for the empowerment of women and men who have been harassed,” he said. “I have been a public figure for all of my adult life. And when you are in that arena over decades, you can find yourself in a position where you are vulnerable and susceptible to claims that are untrue.”
Here Is my thoughts, if this case ended with Ratner and Simmons not facing charges simply due to insufficient evidence why are we being reintroduce to the matter 15yrs later.