Russell Simmons Sex Assault Accusers Refute His 'Breakfast Club' Claims

On The Record: Drew Dixon And Sil Lai Abrams Call BS On Russell Simmons Following “Breakfast Club” Interview

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While Simmons claims only six or seven women have made claims about him, Time’s Up says differently, noting that leading news publications point toward a pattern of predation, with at least 15 women alleging sexual misconduct at his hands.

The following is a timeline of allegations that have been published by leading news publications:

1983: Simmons allegedly rapes Sherri Hines:

In a 2017 interview with The Los Angeles Times, Hines states that Simmons raped her in 1983 at his office in New York. Hines told the Los Angeles Times: “The next thing I knew, he was pinning me down and I was trying to fight him, and he had his way…I left crying.”

1988-1989: Simmons allegedly assaults Lisa Kirk and rapes Toni Sallie:

In a 2017 interview with The Los Angeles Times, Lisa Kirk alleged that Simmons followed her into a nightclub bathroom circa 1988 and attempted to assault her.

Also in 2017, Toni Sallie told The New York Times that Simmons raped her in his Manhattan apartment in 1988. Sallie told the Times: “He pushed me on the bed and jumped on top of me, and physically attacked me. We were fighting. I said no.”

Sallie also told The New York Times that Simmons attacked her, grabbed her by the hair, and chased her into a women’s restroom at a music conference in 1989. The Times wrote:

“to this day, Ms. Sallie said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable in a room full of men.’”

1990: Simmons allegedly rapes Alexia Norton Jones:

Jones told Variety that Simmons raped her in his Manhattan apartment in 1990. She stated:

“It was such a fast attack. He pulled my dress up. I must have said no seven to 10 times.”

1991: Simmons allegedly rapes Keri Claussen Khalighi, Jenny Lumet, and Tina Baker:

Keri Claussen Khalighi told The Los Angeles Times that Simmons forcibly penetrated her and forced her to perform oral sex on him in 1991, when she was seventeen years old.

Jenny Lumet wrote in The Hollywood Reporter, alleging Simmons raped her in 1991. She wrote:

“There is so much guilt, and so much shame. There is an excruciating internal reckoning. As a woman of color, I cannot express how wrenching it is to write this about a successful man of color.”

Tina Baker told The New York Times that Simmons raped her in 1991 when he was her manager. She told The Times:

“I didn’t sing for almost a year.”

1994: Simmons allegedly rapes Sil Lai Abrams and sexually harasses Tanya Reid:

Abrams told The Hollywood Reporter that Simmons raped her in 1994. The day following the rape, she attempted suicide.

Reid told The Los Angeles Times that in 1994 she encountered Simmons at a hotel where she worked and he repeatedly called her and verbally harassed her.

She said: “I remember this very, very clearly, the exact words he said on the phone. He wanted me to come upstairs so Brett could hold me down and he could [perform oral sex].”

1995: Simmons allegedly sexually harasses and rapes Drew Dixon:

Drew Dixon told The New York Times that while she was working as an executive assistant at Simmons’ Def Jam Recordings in 1995, Simmons would talk graphically about how she aroused him, ask her to sit on his lap at staff meetings, and regularly expose his erect penis to her. That same year, Dixon alleges that Simmons raped her in his Manhattan apartment.

1996: Simmons allegedly attempts to rape Natashia Williams-Blach:

Williams-Blach told The Los Angeles Times that in 1996, after taking her to a yoga class, Simmons attempted to force her to perform oral sex on him.

2005: Simmons allegedly exposes himself to Erin Beattie:

Beattie, a massage therapist, told The Los Angeles Times that while giving Simmons a massage in 2005, he exposed himself to her and asked her to touch him.

2014: Simmons allegedly gropes Christina Moore:

Moore told The New York Times that Simmons groped her in Miami in 2014. She stated,

“I felt assaulted.”

2016: Simmons allegedly rapes Jennifer Jarosik and sexually harasses Amanda Seales:

Jarosik alleged that in 2016 Simmons raped her in his L.A. home. Jarosik filed suit against him in January 2018. In April 2018, Jarosik and Simmons filed a joint stipulation of dismissal.

Seales told The Los Angeles Times that in 2016 Simmons “used vulgar language to ask if they had ever had sex” at a business meeting.

That’s a completely different picture than the one that Simmons painted.

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