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[VIDEO] Russell Simmons Steps Down Amid Sexual Assault Allegations


Russell Simmons quits business empire after being accused of sexual misconduct by Sidney Lumet’s daughter who claims he forced her into sex after ‘locking her in his car’

Russel Simmons has quit his business and music empire after being accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman.

On Thursday, Sidney Lumet’s daughter Jenny accused Simmons of forcing her into having sex with him after allegedly locking her in his car and taking her to his apartment against her will in 1991.

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It is the same year in which former model Keri Claussen Khalighi claims she too was assaulted by him in the same apartment as Brett Ratner watched.

In an open letter to Simmons that was published by, Lumet The Hollywood Reporter, Lumet said she was prompted to share her accusations after reading Simmons’ denial of the other woman’s claims.

She says she was 24, and he 10 years older, when he forced himself on her after locking the doors of his chauffeur-driven car once she was inside it.

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