Woman Files Lawsuit Alleging Rape by Russell Simmons in the Late 1990s


In a recent legal development, court documents have surfaced revealing allegations of rape against music mogul Russell Simmons.

The accuser, identified as “Jane Doe,” claims that Simmons raped her during her employment at Def Jam Recordings in the late 1990s.

According to the court filings, Jane Doe visited Simmons’ apartment to discuss video editing when the alleged assault occurred.

She alleges that Simmons executed a wrestling move on her, pinning her to the ground and forcibly raping her. Despite her pleas to stop, Jane Doe claims she was unable to break free due to Simmons’ physical weight.

This accusation is not the first of its kind against Simmons. In 2017, multiple women came forward with allegations of sexual assault against him.

These previous allegations have heightened scrutiny around the recent lawsuit and its implications for Simmons’ legal standing.

In a twist of fate, Jane Doe claims to have encountered Simmons at a yoga class in 2023. She alleges that Simmons addressed her by name and made a crude remark insinuating sexual advances.

Simmons, who is currently residing outside the United States, faces mounting legal challenges as these allegations resurface.

The lawsuit brought forth by Jane Doe underscores the ongoing reckoning with allegations of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the case serves as a reminder of the importance of accountability and justice in addressing allegations of sexual assault.

The outcome of this lawsuit could have significant ramifications for Simmons and the broader conversation surrounding sexual misconduct in the music industry.