Russell Simmons Accused of Sexual Assault as Brett Ratner Watched

HeadlineNov 20, 2017
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Meanwhile, music mogul and activist Russell Simmons is denying allegations of rape and sexual assault, after model Keri Claussen Khalighi says Simmons coerced her to perform oral sex, before raping her in a shower in 1991, when she was just 17 years old. Khalighi says filmmaker Brett Ratner looked on during the assault and ignored her pleas for help. Ratner himself faces accusations from at least six women, including one account that he overpowered a woman and forced her to perform oral sex on him when she was only 19 years old.

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