Russell Simmons accused of sexually assaulting teen model in 90s

Tomas Mccoy
November 20, 2017

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

"I know Keri Claussen Khalighi and remember the weekend in 1991 that she has referenced".

"I looked over at Brett and said 'help me, '" Khalighi told the Los Angeles Times.

'In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together'. She alleged that Simmons also later penetrated her against her will while she was taking a shower. "The trio initially dined together at Mr. Chow in NY before going to Simmons" apartment, according to the account.

"Everything that happened between us 26 years ago was completely consensual and with Keri's full participation", Simmons said in the statement. Ratner's attorney Martin Singer said that Ratner had "no recollection" of Khalighi asking for help, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She told the Times that about a year ago she saw Simmons in West Hollywood where he "poured his heart out in a really touching, remorseful apology" and offered his telephone number.

"He knew what he had done; I knew what he had done", she said.

He added: "Let me be crystal clear and very direct. He wanted me to come upstairs so Brett could hold me down and he could [perform oral sex]", Reid said.


Khalighi said that she saw Simmons at the Soho House in West Hollywood previous year, where he approached her and delivered a "really touching, remorseful apology" for his behavior. While Ratner, who is also accused of sexual assault by several women, said he doesn't recollect hearing Khalighi's call for help, Simmons claims whatever happened between him and the model was consensual. Simmons provided witnesses of his own, who claimed that Khalighi went to Simmons' bedroom "on her own volition" and was seen at Simmons' apartment the next day.

Ratner and Simmons were investigated in 2001 for an alleged sexual battery in 2001 by Beverly Hills, Calif. police, but no charges were brought.

Russell Simmons has not denied the encounter, nor does he deny that sexual activity occurred. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. are just some of the very public figures who have been named in these allegations.

Keri Claussen Khalighi, who is now 38 weeks pregnant, says she ran into Russell Simmons in 2016. He allegedly apologized to her and mentioned that he has two children.

Feeling "disgusting", Khalighi said she went to take a shower.

Crews recently spoke out about his alleged assault at the hands of a "high-powered" male entertainment executive, who was later identified as WME agent Adam Venit.

Over the weekend, Terry Crews tweeted out an email that he allegedly received from Russell Simmons that asked the actor to drop the case all together.

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