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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:04 AM

Report: Witnesses Step Forth In Russell Simmons’ Sexual Assault Case

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

Report: Witnesses Step Forth In Russell Simmons’ Sexual Assault Case
We have a tremendous amount of respect for Terry Crews. He bravely spoke up about a sexual harassment incident that occurred on the red carpet in front of his wife and is now reportedly suing the probable perpetrator (Adam Venit, it seems).

Well, Terry recently shared an interesting email exchange with Russell Simmons about it and…it was pretty upsetting.

Now it seems that Russell is in the hot seat for interesting behavior himself. Recent sexual battery allegations against Russell (where statements from a then-unidentified woman led to an investigation of the musical producer by Beverly Hills Police) have cropped up again.

A new name has been attached to the accusations of the assault which allegedly took place over 26 years ago. Keri Khalighi. 

However, she is not the only one speaking up. Witnesses who claim to have been present during the incident are chiming in too.
The LA Times reported that the fashion model says that she was assaulted at the mogul’s apartment home in 1991…when she was just 17 years old. Brett Ratner is also in the mix; he allegedly ignored Keri’s cries for help as Russell tore her clothes off with aggressive sexual advances. Wow.

“In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together”, she seems to have claimed.

Former Model Keri Claussen Khalighi Claims Russell Simmons Apologized Privately for Sexual Misconduct 
The Shade Room noted that Russell’s statement not only passionately refuted Keri’s accusations, but stood beside three witness statements that were reportedly not included in the LA Times story. He is reportedly very concerned about how these allegations will impact his relationship with his daughters.

This fear seems to have prompted him to release witness statements in addition to his own, where the anonymous sources recount details of the evening; they stand in stark contrast to Keri’s memory of the incident. One is from Anthony McNair, his former assistant. 

These differ in considerable terms, including the venue where she claims her and Russell were prior to arriving at his apartment, as well as different times in which she was actually in the same room as him while present at this residence.

Read the statements for yourself.
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Russell posted his two cents on Instagram, captioning this, “Wake up to struggle ❤️ The yogi learns to smile and breathe in every pose. The long weekend in question 26 years ago had many witnesses, the L.A. Times never used some of the their signed written statements that she spent the night, had lunch with, and went to clubs with multiple witnesses and even stayed in my apartment when I wasn’t there, all after alleged incident. I provided 3 witness statements, maybe they could have been used in the article?”

Wake up to struggle ❤️ The yogi learns to smile and breathe in every pose. The long weekend in question 26 years ago had many witnesses, the L.A. Times never used some of the their signed written statements that she spent the night, had lunch with, and went to clubs with multiple witnesses and even stayed in my apartment when I wasn’t there, all after alleged incident. I provided 3 witness statements, maybe they could have been used in the article?


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