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Russell Simmons Sued For $5 Million By Alleged Rape Victim
If Russell Simmons thought the sexual abuse and rape allegation heat was off of him, naw.
According to The Blast, Simmons is being sued for $5 million by filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik for allegedly raping her at his Beverly Hills home in 2016.
Jarosik and Simmons are said to have first met in 2006 over their love of yoga, music, vegan diets. Fast forward 10 years, Jarosik had moved to L.A. and Simmons invited her over to kick it.
Soon as she walked in the door Jarosik says Simmons asked for sex, which she declined. She says that Simmons became extreme aggressive, pushing on and off the bed which resulted in her hitting her head.
Jarosik then says Simmons “pounced on her” and raped her. Although she kept the incident under wraps for almost 2 years, Jarosik says the courage of other women speaking out against the former Def Jam boss gave her the confidence to speak her truth.
Her formidable attorney, Perry Wander, says “Mr. Simmons practices meditation, yoga and is a long time vegan practicing non violence against animals. So basically he treats animals better than women. The hypocrisy has to stop now.”
Jennifer Jarosik is seeking $5 million in damages and to add a mocking insult, she had #TimesUp printed at the bottom of each page of the lawsuit.