Russell Simmons Stops Talking About #NotMe Campaign
Today, I begin to properly defend myself. I will prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges. Today, I will focus on “The Original Sin” (Keri Claussen), the claim that created this insane pile on of my #MeToo. Stay tuned! We’ll share information today… And tomorrow the case of Jenny Lumet. My intention is not to diminish the #MeToo movement in anyway, but instead hold my accusers accountable. #NotMe Again, this is not a movement against or even in conjunction with #Metoo . It’s just a statement about my innocence.
Well Russell Simmons has put his #NotMe campaign on ice,according to Page Six
Late last year Simmons was accused of sexual misconduct by some 13 women, including some women who said he raped or attempted to rape them. Simmons stepped down from his businesses but defending himself via social media.
TMZ reported that Simmons had taken a lie-detector test regarding the first accusation against him, from Keri Claussen Khalighi in the LA Times, which, his lawyers claimed, he “passed with flying colors.” His legal rep said Simmons planned to submit to four more tests.
Welp… It’s not clear if we’ll ever see the results of those other tests, but Simmons hasn’t mentioned #NotMe in the last month.
Asked about the silence, his reps told Page Six that Simmons felt that it was “a time for women to speak,” adding, “Mr. Simmons’ previous statements stand, and he has nothing to add to [them] at this time.”
Anyone surprised Simmons is suddenly silent on the issue?