Khalighi also told the LA Times that Simmons tried forcing her to have sex with him, adding that she eventually “acquiesced” to performing oral sex. Khalighi alleges that Simmons later penetrated her without permission in the shower.
Simmons is denying the account, saying in a statement: “I know Keri Claussen Khalighi and remember the weekend in 1991 that she has referenced. Everything that happened between us 26 years ago was completely consensual and with Keri’s full participation. I completely and unequivocally deny the horrendous allegations of non-consensual sex against me with every fiber of my being.”
Ratner’s attorney Martin Singer said the film producer did not see her “protest” Simmons’ advances.
Mind you, this was a 17-year-old girl when Simmons was 34 at the time and Ratner 22.
However, this isn’t the first time the duo has been accused of sexual assault. Earlier this month,Variety reported that both men had been investigated for sexual battery against a 29-year-old woman in 2001.The woman told Beverly Hills police that she was held against her will at a home by “two males who both unlawfully touched her.”
The Huff Post noted that charges were never filed in the case because of insufficient evidence, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office told both Variety and The L.A. Times.