January 16, 2020

Russell Simmons Alleged Accusers Discuss Their Horrible Rape Stories

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Russell Simmons Alleged Accusers Discuss Their Horrible Rape Stories

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Three women who have accused Russell Simmons of rape are speaking out.

Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams, and Alexia Norton Jones appeared on CBS This Morning and detailed their horrible experiences with Russell. 

Drew, who worked for the music mogul in the 90’s claims the attack happened in 1995 after he asked her to come to his room to pick up a demo. Sil Lai admits that she and Russell dated but at the time of her attack in 1994, they were not together, she was drunk and didn’t consent to sex. Alexia says Russel raped her on their first date in 1991. 

The three women are speaking out ahead of the Sundance Film Festival documentary that explores their stories more in-depth. The documentary is slated to debut later this year. 

Take a look at the interview:

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TNHT Staff: @svo__ ____________________________________ Three women who accused Russell Simmons of rape sat down with CBS News to talk about their experiences. Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams and Alexia Norton Jones spoke about their experiences with the music mogul in an interview with CBS News reporter Michelle Miller that aired Wednesday on CBS This Morning. _________________________________________________ According to The Hollywood Reporter, The trio detailed how Simmons’ allegedly raped them ahead of the premiere of a yet-to-be titled documentary that explores more of their stories and is set to premiere later this year at the Sundance Film Festival. _________________________________________________ Via: _________________________________________________ “I hope that black women and girls become more visible as a result of this documentary,” said Dixon, who worked for Simmons in 1995 when she said he allegedly attacked her. “This is violently tackled and raped — while saying no and fighting and crying. I literally worked for him. He was ordering me a car, and he told me to come upstairs and pick up a demo. I thought I would be in his apartment for five total minutes. That’s it. And he showed up naked, wearing a condom, and tackled me to his bed, while I screamed and fought and said, ‘No,’ and cried. That’s rape.” _________________________________________________ Abrams stated her and Simmons dated on and off in the early 1990s. However, in 1994, when Simmons allegedly raped her, she said that their relationship was over. “He’ll say, ‘Yes, we had a sexual relationship,’ but he cannot address the fact that I was too drunk to consent, and that the next day I called him up, screaming. And I attempted suicide. He knew,” Abrams said. “And I told him why, that he had ruined my life, and that I had nothing.” _________________________________________________ Also in their interview, Dixon, Abrams and Jones explained how the myriad of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the ensuing #MeToo movement inspired them to come forward with their stories. —————————————————————

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