Russell Simmons accused of Sexually Assaulting Model when she was 17

20 November, 2017, 00:23 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • Russell Simmons Accused of Assaulting Teenage Model as Brett Ratner Watched

Once they got there, Khalighi says that Simmons made aggressive sexual advances and then began pulling her clothes off.

"I looked over at Brett and said, 'Help me, ' and I'll never forget the look on his face", she told the LATimes. "In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together".

Khalighi says that she refused intercourse, after which Simmons coerced her into giving him oral sex.

"I fought it wildly", she said.

But that was not the end of the alleged ordeal. Soon after, she took a shower - at which point, she alleges, Simmons came up behind her in the shower and penetrated her without her consent. She says that she pulled away and he left, but "it hurt so much".

Khalighi said she told at least three people of her encounter with Ratner and Simmons, all of whom corroborated her story to the Times.

Keri Claussen Khalighi told the Los Angeles Times that when she was a 17-year-old model in 1991, she met the pair at a casting call. She told the Times that he walked up behind her and inserted himself into her without her consent.

He has denied the allegations leveled at him by the women.

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Khalighi said both men have since apologized for their sexual misconduct. Additionally, Simmons issued the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter: "I completely and unequivocally deny the horrendous allegations of non-consensual sex against me with every fiber of my being". He added, "Let me be crystal clear and very direct".

In a statement to the newspaper, Simmons said all of his interactions with Khalighi were consensual, saying "I'm deeply saddened and truly shocked to learn of Keri's assertions as to what happened over the course of that weekend". Ratner's attorney Martin Singer said that Ratner had "no recollection" of Khalighi asking for help, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A second witness statement submitted by a then-assistant to Simmons' said that Anthony "Mac" McNair "did not notice any visible signs of distress or that anything improper had occurred" on the date in question.

"He said he was young and stupid and blinded by Russell's sway over him", she said.

Several women claimed that Ratner's friends, including Simmons and director James Toback, who's been accused of sexual misconduct by hundreds of women, enabled inappropriate behavior within the group, the Times reports.

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