More women are coming forward against Russell Simmons.
Just earlier we posted that Russell Simmons was putting a halt on his #NotMe campaign, where his rep released a statement saying the former Def Jam head thinks it's “time for women to speak."
TMZ has now just reported that two more women have filed police reports with the NYPD alleging that Russell raped them in 1983 and 1991 respectively. The publication notes that these reports were handed in last month and one was made by Sherri Hines. Sherri alleges that Russell raped her at his office in the 83'.
The second accuser, who remains anonymous, states in her police report that Russell raped her at his Manhattan apartment after they had gone on a date. She was allegedly 32 at the time and the documents explain how Russell tried taking off her dress while they were sitting on his couch, after she said no, he forced her down and raped her.
Before today the total number of accusers was at 13, but with these two new allegations, it makes it a shocking 15. So far Russell has continued to state that he is innocent. "I am blessed to have shared extraordinary relationships, whether through work or love, with many great women; and I have enormous respect for the women's movement worldwide and their struggle for respect, dignity, equality and power," he said. "I am devastated by any reason I may have given to anyone to say or think of me in the ways that are currently being described."