Russell Simmons Responds to Battery Claims

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An incident involving Simmons recently came to light

Russell Simmons has been accused of sexual abuse in an incident involving Brett Ratner, one of several big Hollywood names who was disgraced when whispers grew to shouts in La La Land recently.

Variety reports that Simmons and Ratner were investigated by Beverly Hills police in 2001 after a woman alleged abuse at Ratner’s home. The unnamed 29-year-old woman filed a report in the early morning of November 3, 2001. The woman alleged that she was held against her will and that both Ratner and Simmons touched her without her permission.

Charges weren’t pressed by the district attorney’s office, citing a lack of evidence.

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