Russell Simmons chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he also co-founded Def Jam and created the clothing lines for Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris.
Russell Simmons was married to model Kimora Lee-Simmons, they have been divorced since January 2009, however, they have two beautiful daughters together.
Amid all of the sexual allegations that are coming forward, we were surprised to learn that Russell Simmons is now part of that group. The CEO decided to step down from all of his companies due to an article that was recently published alleging sexual misconduct.
A sexual assault claim was previously reported by model Keri Claussen Khaligi who accused Russell Simmons of “yanking off her clothes” while producer Brett Ratner watched before allegedly sexually assaulting her in a shower. She wasn’t the only woman allegedly on their radar, Tanya Reid also alleges that Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons harassed her while she worked at a South Beach hotel.
You would think with all of the money Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner have, they wouldn’t need to sexually assault anyone. Women throw themselves at them, if these allegations are true, why would either of these successful and rich men need to sexually assault anyone? Was Kimora Lee aware of her ex-husband alleged actions? He has daughters, how does he explain his behavior to his daughters? This couldn’t be the first or second time that he has allegedly sexually assaulted women or has been accused? People who were close to him or worked close with him I’m sure knew that this was going on and kept in on the low but the low ain’t working right now.
Someone else has now come out and accused Russell again of alleged sexual assault, this time it’s a woman named Jenny Lumet who just happens to be the daughter of director Sidney Lumet and the granddaughter of Lena Horne. She claims that Russell Simmons allegedly sexually assaulted her back in 1991 when she was 24 years old. He supposedly agreed to have his driver take her home but she says Russell made his driver take them back to his apartment where he allegedly sexually assaulted her even when she screamed for him to stop.
In a Hollywood Reporter guest column Jenny Lumet writes,
“At no time that night did I say: “Russell, I will go home with you”. Or, “Come home with me.” Or “I will have sex with you.” Or “I have the desire to have sex with you.”
I saw no one else. I recall you were behind me. I was still hoping the Russell I knew would reappear, as I could not recognize the man moving me deeper into the apartment — the man who had said “No” to his driver. Twice.
You moved me into a bedroom. I said “Wait.” You said nothing. I made the trade in my mind. I thought “just keep him calm and you’ll get home.” Maybe another person would have thought differently, or not made the trade.
It was dark, but not pitch dark. You closed the door. At that point, I simply did what I was told.”
Right after the article was published, that’s when Russell Simmons announced that he was stepping down from all of his companies and handing them over to a “new and diverse generation” while he works on himself. It’s bull sh$t, he stepped down after this article was published because his reputation could do damage to those companies, he was smart enough to step down and hand them over to the right people.
“I have been informed with great anguish of Jenny Lumet’s recollection about our night together in 1991. I know Jenny and her family and have seen her several times over the years since the evening she described. While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real. While I have never been violent, I have been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and I sincerely and humbly apologize.This is a time of great transition. The voices of the voiceless, those who have been hurt or shamed, deserve and need to be heard. As the corridors of power inevitably make way for a new generation, I don’t want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded. The companies will now be run by a new and diverse generation of extraordinary executives who are moving the culture and consciousness forward. I will convert the studio for yogic science into a not-for-profit center of learning and healing. As for me, I will step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening.”
Of course his definition of what occurred between him and Jenny Lumet will vary but the fact that he never denied the allegations says a lot and he never even commented on the Brett Ratner situation or any other times where he was accused of allegedly sexually assaulting other women.
These male celebrities better watch out, these women are coming out of the woodwork. I feel for Russell’s daughters, they are the ones who will be affected by his actions the most.
Omarosa Allegedly Fired From The White House
Social media is on after, especially when the world learned that allegedly Omarosa Manigault was fired from The White House. Omarosa really believed that Trump had her back and really respected her, he used her to get black votes and it worked. Now she is allegedly fired, how does she feel about Trump now?
Former “Apprentice” star turned political aide allegedly threw a tantrum in the White House she demanded to speak with the President as chief of staff John Kelly but he obviously doesn’t care for Omarosa to have her escorted by security out of the white house.
Omarosa married Pastor John Allen Newman in a small ceremony at the post office which was turned into a hotel blocks from the White House. Several reliable sources told the Daily News in September that John Kelly was unhappy with Omarosa’s hold on the President. She had that hold as his mistress for years, they have allegedly been creeping together on the low low for years and that’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.
The staff at the white house didn’t really care for Omarosa, and the staff had no idea what her job was in the white house to get paid $180,000 a year position as director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. If the staff doesn’t know by now how she scored that large paycheck, then they need to have several seats. Its written all over her face and the President’s whack a$$ toupe’, how can anybody miss that?
General John Kelly claimed Omarosa was let go due to many reasons and not just one, including not getting along with the new head of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Word on the street, Omarosa allegedly used vulgar language and cursed a lot and said she helped elect President Trump,” sources told American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan.
“And she said, ‘I brought the black vote.’ General John Kelly said, ‘no, you did not. It’s not there,’” Ryan told CNN. In a statement, the Secret Service denied it removed Omarosa from the White House, but confirmed that she was out immediately. Omarosa’s last days at the white house will not be until January 2018.
“The Secret Service was not involved in the termination process of Ms. Manigault Newman or the escort off of the complex. Our only involvement in this matter was to deactivate the individual’s pass which grants access to the complex,” the agency said.
She should understand that when she rallied for Trump during his Presidential campaign, she lost of a lot friends, black and white, now she needs support. I’m pretty sure she is embarrassed being fired from The White House, the best job ever. Trump never had her back except in bed when they were creeping on the low low allegedly. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.
According to the Daily Mal, they are quoted as saying that, ‘Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities. Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.’
That sounds like a bunch of bull donkey, either she was fired or she resigned. She knew that once she had Trump’s back people wouldn’t support her choice but she believed that Trump would take her to the top when he only cared about getting the black votes.
According to an insider at the White House, Omarosa was angry at whack a$$ President Trump after he supported pedophile Roy Moore, but if that is the reason she was fired, that was some petty bull sh$t but Omarosa knows exactly who she worked for. She knew the man behind that whack a$$ toupe’, and she also knew he was a racist and he has made crude and vulgar comments to women. Omarosa needed to walk away from him, she should have never been so into his campaign knowing his character and what he reprsents.
Omarosa feels like she was the person who helped Trump get elected, but that is further from the truth. She didn’t get many of the black community to vote for him, so how did she get him elected? His racist a$$ appealed to the rich and the white community, she literally rode his back and now he allegedly had security escort her out of the White House. That has to be a blow, she is a very smart woman but when she rallied around Trump she says she lost a lot of her black friends, since she was allegedly fired, will the black community welcome her back with open arms?
Floyd Mayweather Sues Shantel Jackson
Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather has a filed a suit against his ex-fiancee’ Shantel Jackson who has been engaged to Nelly for the last couple of years. The champ has accused his ex of “stealing his cash and using his credit cards,” without his knowledge, so he says. I’m just a bit confused, wasn’t she his girlfriend at the time?
Its funny how the boxer who only has an eighth grade education files a lawsuit against his ex days before the lawsuit she filed for domestic abuse against him will be heard. Not too mention she filed her suit in 2014, its 2017, why did it take him years to file a suit against her if he really believed she was stealing from him? He filed this suit as a ploy to get into Shantel’s head, to confuse things and maybe get her to drop the charges.
Shantel filed her suit almost three years ago, she accused the boxer of choking her during an argument, pointing a gun at her head, posting a sonogram photo on social media accusing her of aborting their twins. We aren’t exactly sure what happened with her pregnancy, however we do know that she suffered a loss and I don’t think she aborted her twins by Floyd, again that was another way to get in her head.
“I have been embarrassed and humiliated more than I can ever imagine by Floyd,” Jackson said at a 2014 press conference with her lawyer Gloria Allred.
Shantel’s attorney Gloria Allred confirmed she was pregnant by the boxer in November 2013 and that a December sonogram revealed she was carrying twins but she was having complications. She didn’t speak directly regarding Shantel’s complications with the pregnancy and but the pregnancy ended in January the following year.
When the boxer posted the sonogram on social media and accused of her having an abortion not only did that devastate her, she was extremely hurt and embarrassed. How could he expose her privacy, her grief and her hurt to the world?
“Every woman has a right to privacy and there is no excuse for invading anyone’s privacy, especially about what is happening in one’s own body and one’s own medical records,” Gloria Allred said.
The documents that were filed by Floyd Mayweather’s attorney claims that Shantel Jackson “skillfully concealed” her ability to retrieve his personal information as well as his credit cards and cash, he also claims she would ship items to secret a location without him knowing. What woman doesn’t have or know their man’s personal information or ships items to a different location, that is not a secret location. That’s called being in a relationship and right now he is being petty.
Now he’s blaming “the school system,” because he only has an eighth grade education and that’s how Shantel was able to get over on him. Wow, he should stop, he is a grown a$$ man and he should have learned how to read before or during his relationship with Shantel. As a result, he never audited any of his accounts nor did he keep track of his cash, but whose fault is that? Someone with only an eighth grade education who has money doesn’t have an accountant? He needs to hire one ASAP.
We’ll keep you all posted on both lawsuits.