One more female has accused Russell Simmons of sexually harassing her, elevating his current tally to at least 13 distinctive ladies.
“Real Housewives of New York” star Luann de Lesseps claimed in an interview that the audio mogul grabbed her butt in an elevator.
“He grabbed my ass in an elevator, he was just a pig,” the 52-calendar year-previous advised The Daily Beast. “I haven’t explained to anyone about that before. I was grossed out. I was like ‘How dare you?’ He invaded me, he took edge of me, staying who he is, considering he is all ‘it,’ all every thing. He believed he could just do that. I looked at him and explained, ‘Don’t at any time do that all over again.’”
De Lesseps mentioned the incident transpired at the Soho Dwelling Miami a few several years in the past and she hardly ever claimed it and Simmons never ever apologized. Her allegation comes amid various sexual misconduct accusations from various ladies, nonetheless, Simmons denies any wrongdoing and has preserved his innocence, expressing that the allegations have remaining him “devastated.”
“They have stunned me to my core as I have hardly ever been abusive or violent in any way in my relations with women. I am blessed to have shared extraordinary associations, no matter if by means of operate or love, with several fantastic gals, and I have massive regard for the women’s motion globally and their wrestle for respect, dignity, equality and ability,” Simmons explained in a statement. “I am devastated by any cause I may well have given to anybody to say or think of me in the techniques that are now staying described.”
Simmons’ camp has still to answer to the newest allegation.