Four women have come forward — on record — alleging violent sexual behavior by Russell Simmons.
Three of the four women say he raped them.
Drew Dixon, Toni Sallie, Tina Baker and Christina Moore have each shared their experiences — detailing incidents from 1988 through 2004 — in which they were allegedly assaulted by Russell.
In each case, numerous friends and associates said they were told of the incidents at the time. The women said they were inspired to come forward in the aftermath of the accusations against Harvey Weinstein, as victims’ stories have been newly elevated and more often believed.
Told in detail about the rape accusations and other misconduct, Mr. Simmons, 60, said in a statement: “I vehemently deny all these allegations. These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual.”
He added: “I have enormous respect for the women’s movement worldwide and their struggle for respect, dignity, equality and power.”
You can read each of their stories via The New York Times.