Kimora Lee Officially Addresses Russell Simmons’ Rape Allegations
In a climate where handfuls of men of influence are being accused of being sexually predatory, the wives and mother’s attached to the accused must be feeling overwhelmingly pressured to speak. Well, Kimora Lee has just set the template for those who need guidance. Last night she posted up a super PC statement in regards to Russell Simmons, who seems to be racking up a new rape allegation every other week.
Kimora said she has known the best side of Russell, not the one being outed in the media recently and simultaneously she stand with the truth and due justice.
I add my voice to the chorus of of those speaking out against harassment and violence and all forms.
I have known Russell for over 25 years. We have been close friends, married, divorced and we have remained friends, co-parents and partners throughout it all. These allegations against him are nothing like the person I have known in all that time. I have known him to be a caring and supporting father and someone who has worked tirelessly to uplift disenfranchised communities.
This is a pivotal moment in which men are being held accountable for their abuses of power and denigrating behavior towards women in all spheres. As a mother of two daughters, I believe that no one should ever be shamed or portrayed as an unreliable witness to their own experiences for speaking up. Nor should anyone be condemned legally without due process and a fair trial.
My sincere hope is that anyone face with harassment or assault reports it to their organization and/or law enforcement, though I understand that in many cases, this may not be possible. I remain committed as always to fighting injustice and inequality in all its forms.