As an alternative of the Oprah bump, Russell Simmons acquired the Oprah dump.
The hip hop mogul has been dropped from Winfrey’s e book “The Knowledge of Sundays,” a group of conversations with celebrities together with Ariana Huffington, Tony Robbins and Shonda Rhimes, after a number of accusations of sexual assault.
Simmons’ part, about how meditation has affected his life, won’t be printed in future editions, in response to The New York Occasions.
The Def Jam founder has been accused of sexual assault by at the least a dozen girls, together with two who’ve accused him of rape.
Jennifer Jarosik, 37, filed a lawsuit in opposition to Simmons final week during which she accused him of raping her in August 2016.
Jarosik claimed within the submitting that she met Simmons in 2006 in New York, then visited him at his Los Angeles residence in August 2016. Within the swimsuit, she says that he declined when he requested to have intercourse.
“Mr. Simmons acquired aggressive and pushed (Jarosik) on his mattress,” the lawsuit claims.
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She claims she tried to pressure him to “avoid her” and he retaliated by knocked her up and doing, at which level she allegedly hit her head.
Simmons then “pounced on her whereas she was nonetheless in shock and concern, and proceeded to rape her,” in response to the lawsuit.
NYPD is investigating a number of allegations in opposition to him.
Simmons has repeatedly denied the accusations in opposition to him, claiming he’s dedicating himself to non secular studying and therapeutic, however hasn’t commented on the brand new allegations.
Flatiron Books, which publishes “The Knowledge of Sundays,” didn’t instantly return a request for remark.