Hip hop mogul accused of 'forcing sex' on model

20 November, 2017, 02:56 | Author: Ruben Patrick
  • Russell Simmons Accused of Assaulting Teenage Model as Brett Ratner Watched

Ratner was on his way up in the music video industry and a protégé of Simmons, the Def Jam Recordings powerhouse.

One woman, named Keri Claussen Khalighi, has come forward with a story that when she was 17 years old and working as a fashion model, she had dinner one night in 1991 with Simmons and Ratner after a casting call.

Khalighi says that she refused intercourse, after which Simmons coerced her into giving him oral sex. She said that she "fought it wildly" but he still didn't ease up.

"I looked over at Brett and said "help me" and I'll never forget the look on his face", she told the Los Angeles Times.

'In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together'.

Khalighi the experience was "disgusting" and she went to take a shower - where Simmons allegedly followed her and penetrated her. "The trio initially dined together at Mr. Chow in NY before going to Simmons" apartment, according to the account.

"Everything that occurred between Keri and me occurred with her full consent and participation", he told the paper.

The Times story quoted Ratner's attorney, Marty Singer, as saying his client has "no recollection" of any requests for help by Khalighi.

The incident allegedly occurred in NY in 1991, after the then-17-year-old had dinner with Simmons. In 1994, the 18-year-old aspiring model was working at the front desk of a hotel when she received multiple calls from both men.

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"He knew what he had done; I knew what he had done", she said. Let me be crystal clear and very direct.

Simmons did recall the initial meeting. She told the Times that he walked up behind her and inserted himself into her without her consent. Ratner, through his attorney, claimed that he did not remember Reid or the incident.

According to Khalighi, Ratner just "sat there and watched". When finished, she went to take a shower.

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.

The Los Angeles Times published an accusation against Simmons from model Keri Claussen Khalighi.

The Beverly Hills Police Department investigated Simmons and Ratner in a similar incident in 2001. Prosecutors didn't file charges because of lack of evidence.

Brett Ratner (L) and Russell Simmons (R) attend the premiere photography exhibit of portraits by Brett Ratner, presented by Russell Simmons and Gary Barnett, held at Altair Lofts May 11, 2006, in NY.

Simmons has fired back at the allegations and denies any wrongdoing. He then allegedly texted her repeatedly asking if they could speak again, including a message that reportedly read, "I'm really in a very scary space if u have time". Give the agent a pass, ask that he be reinstated.

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