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Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Granddaughter of Book Publisher W.W. Norton

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posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 11:41 AM
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In November 1990, Alexia Norton Jones went on a date with Russell Simmons. She recalls that they had a pleasant night out, which ended with the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings inviting her to see his new apartment in downtown Manhattan. There, Jones says, Simmons pinned her against a wall and raped her. “It was such a fast attack,” she told Variety. “He pulled my dress up. I must have said no seven to 10 times.”


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Wow, this guy makes old Harvey seem like a Boy Scout. As hard as everyone has come down on Weinstein it seems Simmons has been doing the same thing, but in his case forced rapes, and no uproar from the Hollywood liberal circus.



In total, more than a dozen women have accused Simmons of sexual assault or rape (some of these stories were uncovered by investigations from The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times). Simmons, who has denied any wrongdoing, stepped down from his companies in November, after a guest column was published in The Hollywood Reporter by the screenwriter Jenny Lumet, in which she alleged that he sexually assaulted her in 1991.



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posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

link is no beuno.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero


This has been all over the New York papers for awhile, he's another scumbag getting what he deserves.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 11:55 AM
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I have never heard of this person, however, I am sure it would be easy to find an endless supply of random no-name people to accuse of sexual assault without any proof whatsoever.

I am sure the statute of limitations has expired for this alleged rape so I ask...what is the point of bringing it up now? Where were you when this could have helped future victims?

To quote a famous politician...at this point what difference does it make?
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posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 11:56 AM
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accusing a black man of rape, is racist. Therefore, there will be #metoo doesn't apply.

racism > #metoo



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:01 PM
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originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
accusing a black man of rape, is racist. Therefore, there will be #metoo doesn't apply.

racism > #metoo

Oh please! SMH ever met Cosby?



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:07 PM
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I keep getting Richard Simmons and Russel mixed up.

Thread meant something totally different upon initial read.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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What good is the accusation without proof?

I know a woman who claimed abuse so she could take whatever she wanted from her ex without even having to face him in court. She made it up, but got the kids, a bunch of free money, and anything of value from the house. Now she lives for free off of the system and his job- has no intention of ever getting a job.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75

originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
accusing a black man of rape, is racist. Therefore, there will be #metoo doesn't apply.

racism > #metoo

Oh please! SMH ever met Cosby?


I believe he is a special case. Black people, by and large, don't like him basically because he says their situation is their own responsibility and they need to change. When people are raised in an environment where it is always "someone else's fault," this is hard medicine to swallow. The overall point is that Cosby does not have the support of the Black community, so coming down on him is allowed. He's a notable exception.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: Xtrozero

link is no beuno.


Link wasn't working so I picked another



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
I have never heard of this person, however, I am sure it would be easy to find an endless supply of random no-name people to accuse of sexual assault without any proof whatsoever.

I am sure the statute of limitations has expired for this alleged rape so I ask...what is the point of bringing it up now? Where were you when this could have helped future victims?

To quote a famous politician...at this point what difference does it make?


Started Def Jam records in the early 80s... responsible for hip hop acts such as Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, etc.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:19 PM
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He is far from no-name. He has been one of the most influential black men in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, with a net worth of 340 million.

I am surprised the MSM hasn't given this more coverage. Accusations against him have been around for a while.


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posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:22 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Xtrozero


This has been all over the New York papers for awhile, he's another scumbag getting what he deserves.


The question is he getting what he deserves? And I don't hear much from Hollywood on this one, and as people have suggested its been out about many of his victims for a good while with this latest one having some more clout to the mix.

The difference I see is Harvey used his positional power for sex, but with his guy we are talking forced rape in many cases.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:27 PM
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I never liked that guy.

On MTV cribs you can tell something was off.



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: [post=2357242 Do you feel the same about Trump? Over 20 accusers. Including his ex wife. Scumbags are scumbags. Waiting for the hypocrisy in 3...2...1



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: neo96

What? LMAO



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:48 PM
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We do need a new forum "I HATE TRUMP"...



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
I have never heard of this person, however, I am sure it would be easy to find an endless supply of random no-name people to accuse of sexual assault without any proof whatsoever.

I am sure the statute of limitations has expired for this alleged rape so I ask...what is the point of bringing it up now? Where were you when this could have helped future victims?

To quote a famous politician...at this point what difference does it make?


Never heard of who, Simmons or the victim(s). Seems a couple of high profiles on the list.

I hear you here, and I agree to a point. In both cases I would bet they had a good number of women routinely come to them to swap favors...their positional power for their bodies...seems that was Weinstein's normal operating procedures and all of Hollywood knew it well, comedians even joked about it, so it would be hard to convince me that women going out with him didn't know the routine with the little fat man. As we come forward with his case I'm not on either side but I tend to lean towards most of the women in his case are doing it to be on the #metoo bandwagon popularity and/or money making goal.

With Simmons it seems to be deeper in actual physical assault rape. That creates a whole different picture..


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posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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Truth be told...he probably did it. Reality is she went from 1990 till now 2018.....that's 28 years. That in it's self shades a pale light on her story. 28 years before she cried rape.....Not to sound insensitive.....but give me a damn break. 28 years??



posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: Metallicus

He is far from no-name. He has been one of the most influential black men in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, with a net worth of 340 million.

I am surprised the MSM hasn't given this more coverage. Accusations against him have been around for a while.



He is a lefty and politically active. He also has this affinity for yoga and spiritualness.

He has always been a dirty old man frequently seen out with models young enough to be his kids.

Music biz like Hollywood is scummy. Women frequently have to put out. While I am not going to excuse his behavior you also have to think to it is normal for the environment with groupies throwing pootang around without a care.



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