During the latest episode of In Depth with Graham Bensinger, Russell Simmons addressed his sexual assault allegations, disclosing that he underwent nine lie detector tests. The Def Jam co-founder also confronted allegations of being a “deadbeat dad.”
Russell Simmons has recently spoken out about the sexual assault allegations against him.
In the interview with In Depth with Graham Bensinger, released on Dec. 6, the longtime music executive opened up about his decision to take nine lie detector tests. Simmons explained that he felt compelled to take a test for every serious accusation against him. Simmons stressed that he had never been violent and had never apologized for assaulting anyone.
However, faced with claims from multiple individuals, he felt it necessary to address these allegations through polygraph tests.
“I took nine lie detector tests, people don’t know that,” said Simmons, who was first accused of sexual assault in 2017. Nine separate , seven from the Chairman of the Polygraph Association. One for each and serious accusation,” Simmons said.
Since 2017, a total of 18 women have come forward with allegations against Simmons, ranging from inappropriate behavior in the workplace to instances of assault and rape.
Simmons also said that he took one test per “violent” allegation or per claim that he felt could be compounded because several accusers said the same. He explained:
“When someone said, for instance, ‘I was violent,’ one person said that — and I’ve never been violent. Took that. And one said I apologized. I never apologized about assaulting anyone. But if two people say it, because one said it, and #metoo, and the second person said it, then I took a test for it.”
Footage of women who accused Simmons of rape and sexual assault were shown during the interview and each described what happened to them. Users on Twitter (X) reacted to the claims number women and the amount of sexual partners Simmons confessed to have, which he says is over 1,000.
One user named @eeshgeebor commented “I mean, he moved to a country with a no extradition treaty. If that doesn’t say guilty I don’t know what does,” and one other user named @Yaboit80sbaby commented, “I would think that’s low for Russell Simmons but some of the stories that’s come out about him are cringing!”
Simmons also addressed the allegations of him being a “deadbeat dad.”
“They know that I love them unconditionally, I can’t unlove them. It’s very hurtful, but you know what my job is? There’s nothing that I can do to convince anyone nor should I need to convince people. I have not responded to any of the negative stuff in the media, the attacks, at all,” Simmons said.
Simmons also said he is not a deadbeat since he has paid $50,000 a year for 20 years in child support and that he has to talk to his children behind ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons’ back.
One user named @heacybagofrice commented, “bull, the youngest is on tiktok and exposing his crappy ways.”
In June 2023, Simmons’ daughter, Ming Lee Simmons, stirred controversy when she excluded any mention of her father in her Father’s Day tribute on social media. This public omission raised questions about the relationship dynamics within the Simmons family and sparked a wave of speculation and discussions on social media.
Updated By: Chris Samuel (12/7/23 at 6:50 pm)
Music mogul Russell Simmons is really out here saving his image. The hip-hop icon has reportedly taken a lie detector test in an effort to respond to rape accusations with evidence showing he’s in the clear.
According to reports, Simmons took a polygraph test Wednesday (December 13) in Los Angeles to address a recent sexual assault accusation from model Keri Claussen Khalighi.
According to Simmons’ attorneys, Michael Sterling and E. Carlos Tanner, Simmons passed with flying colors, and plans to repeat the test for allegations made by 4 other women. They say Russell will release all the results once he’s completed the tests. Russell and his legal team are inviting any of his accusers, including Khalighi, to also take a polygraph. (TMZ)
A few hours ago, Simmons went to social media and promised to fight back against the growing sexual attack claims.
This week, multiple women stepped up and singled Russell out over sexual misconduct.
Following the latest accusations, Simmons immediately came forward with a statement to deny the graphic claims.
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