By: Mira Kelley
Blogger - Aspiring Photographer/Writer/Creative Director - Social and Legal Enthusiast
Entertainment mogul and entrepreneur Russel Simmons is the latest celebrity facing allegations of sexual assault. The Def Jam Recordings CEO has been accused by Jenny Lumet (screenwriter) of forcing her to have sex with him in 1991 and he has now stepped down from all of his companies. The allegation came out in the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. This is what Simmons had to say about it:
"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."