Russell Simmons has two additional criminal complaints to face.
As you surely know, over a dozen women have come forward and accused the business mogul of sexual misconduct, with some claiming rape. We’re sure Simmons’ legal team is sweatin’ right about now as two alleged victims have officially filed police reports with the New York Police Department.
According to TMZ, both victims filed complaints with the authorities and claimed that Russell raped them, in 1983 and 1991, respectively. One of the women has publicly identified herself, as she previously shared her experience on Today with Megyn Kelly.
The first complainant, named Sherri Hines, said the Rush Communications CEO raped her at his office back in the early ’80s.
As for the second complainant, she has chosen to remain anonymous. Per the report, Russell assaulted the unnamed woman at his Manhattan residence following a date in ’91. It’s said she was 32 years old at the time.
Allegedly, Kimora Lee Simmons‘ ex tried to remove the victim’s dress while the two sat on a couch. When she rejected his advances, the woman claims Russell responded by forcibly raping her.
The anonymous silence breaker marks the 14th woman to speak out against the entrepreneur. Regardless, Russell has vehemently denied the troubling allegations against him. He’s even taken a polygraph to combat accusations made by model Keri Claussen Khalighi.
As of right now, the NYPD is investigating at least SEVEN of the claims made by Simmons’ alleged victims. Be sure to stay tuned for more details about this controversy.