Over the past six months, a number of ladies have accused Russell Simmons of varied ranges of sexual misconduct. One unidentified girl recognized solely as “Jane Doe,” sued the Def Jam founder for $10M this March after alleging the mogul raped her in 1988. Simmons beforehand known as the allegation, “a piece of pure fiction,” and is now counter-suing the lady for losing his money and time.
In authorized paperwork obtained by E! Information, Simmons requests the accuser pay him $35,000 in authorized reparations after accusing him of rape, “for functions of publicity, which this case has garnered.”
Though her $10M go well with in opposition to the businessman was ultimately dismissed as a result of statute of limitations, Simmons claims her actions had been nonetheless “baseless and was crammed for an improper objective.”
Simmons refuted her claims in an announcement final April:
“I vehemently deny all of the allegations made in opposition to me. They’ve shocked me to my core as I’ve by no means been abusive or violent in any manner in my relations with ladies. I’ve submitted myself to a number of lie detector exams. I denied pressured intercourse and sexual harassment allegations introduced in opposition to me in every check; I additionally answered no to the query, ‘Have you ever ever bodily pressured any girl to have sexual activity?’ I handed all the lie detector exams.”