HBO will be moving forward as planned with Russell Simmons‘ ‘All Def Comedy,’ despite accusations of sexual assault against him — but the network has removed all mentions of the mogul from the show.
In a statement, the network says,
“HBO will be airing All Def Comedy as planned. However, Russell Simmons will not appear in the new series and we will be removing his name from the show moving forward. The series is a platform for promising and upcoming comedians and we do not want to deprive them of an opportunity to showcase their talents to a national audience. We have no other projects with Russell Simmons.”
The new six episode ‘All Def Comedy’ series will start Friday, Dec. 1.
Talk about a quick turnaround!