Russell Simmons, Brett Ratner Hit with Multiple Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner

Entrepreneur Russell Simmons is being accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old model in the early 90s, and the woman claims producer Brett Ratner, recently accused of sexual misconduct, was there. They took Khalighi to dinner one night in 1991 at Mr. Chow in NY, and then back to Simmons' apartment to show her a music video they'd been working on.

"Quickly, Simmons began making aggressive sexual advances, yanking off her clothes, Khalighi said", the report read. According to an article published by the L.A. Times Sunday, Khalighi says she met Simmons and Ratner at a casting call when she was working as a model in 1991. More than anything, I want my daughters to live in a more equal world and a world where they will not become victims of sexual harassment.

Simmons tried to have intercourse, she said, but she resisted, and he ended up forcing oral sex.

On Sunday, Crews tweeted out an email he allegedly received from Simmons that said "Did he ever apologize, give the agent a pass, ask that he be reinstated, with great love all things are possible". "I guess I just acquiesced".

She continued: Ratner "just sat there and watched".

Khalighi also allegedly spoke with Ratner about the incident when she ran into him "about 15 years ago", and claims he "listened and he undefensively acknowledged the truth of what had happened".

"It hurt so much", Khalighi recalled.

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Both Ratner and Simmons denied allegations to the outlet.

Khalighi said that she saw Simmons at the Soho House in West Hollywood a year ago, where he approached her and delivered a "really touching, remorseful apology" for his behavior.

"Everything that occurred between Keri and me occurred with her full consent and participation", Simmons said. We spent time in my apartment over a period of two days and one night, as well as at some public places including Nell's Nightclub.

"I'm really in very scary space if u have time", Simmons texted. Feeling "disgusting", Khalighi said she went to take a shower. "Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being", he added.

The Times report also includes additional allegations against Ratner, who has previously denied all allegations through his attorney, Martin Singer.

Simmons claimed in the Times story that all acts were consensual. Khalighi did not respond, and moved forward with telling her story to the Times. The women accusing him say that Ratner had a habit of surrounding himself with powerful men like Simmons and filmmaker James Toback, Roman Polanski and Robert Evans who have all been accused of preying on women. Ratner's attorney says that the director does not recall Reid or the alleged incident in question.

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