"I looked over at Brett and said "help me" and I'll never forget the look on his face", she told the newspaper. "In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together".
Simmons attempted forcing her to have intercourse, Khalighi said, but after fighting wildly, he relented and coerced her to perform oral sex.
Keri Claussen Khalighi told LA Times she was just 17 when Simmons assaulted her while his friend, filmmaker Brett Ratner, watched.
"Ratner and Simmons have also been accused of improper behavior involving a former South Beach hotel clerk who claims in 1994 that Simmons tried to get her to come up to his room "so Brett could hold me down and he could (perform oral sex)", and on another day, Ratner allegedly invited her to his room where he exposed himself to her and pushed her head down to his groin until she gave in and performed oral sex on him". "I guess I just acquiesced".
Khalighi says she ran into Simmons on the street a year ago and he apologized.
Simmons denied the allegations in a Facebook post on Sunday morning, and Ratner's lawyer told the L.A. Times in a statement that he had "no recollection" of Khaligi asking him for help or protesting during the incident.Читайте также: Franken Accuser Accepts His Apology: 'People Make Mistakes'
"I'm really in very scary space if u have time", Simmons texted.
"Everything that happened between us 26 years ago was completely consensual and with Keri's full participation", the statement reads in part.
The Hollywood Reporter says Venit has been placed on a leave-of-absence by WME following the claims.
He has denied the allegations leveled at him by the women. "Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being", Simmons added. We spent time in my apartment over a period of two days and one night, as well as at some public places including Nell's Nightclub.
It's important to remember that Khalighi was 17-years-old at the time of the alleged incident, therefore she legally could not consent to a sexual encounter with a man that old as Russell Simmons would have been approximately 46-years-old in 1991.
In a statement to the Times, Simmons said Khalighi's claim "does a disservice to those who have been true victims of sexual harassment".
In the wake of the burgeoning Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, Crews revealed last month that a "high level Hollywood executive ... groped my privates" at an industry event. "He said he was young and stupid and blinded by Russell's sway over him".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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