There are many things in life that people bounce back from. The loss of a job, the end of a relationship, a short illness, a sports-related injury and a bad first date are all things you can rebound from—given enough time. You know what you don’t rebound from? Oprah excommunicating you.
Kimora Lee Simmons, the ex-wife of music mogul Russell Simmons, has spoken out for the first time since sexual assault allegations against her ex-husband broke late last year.
A documentary filmmaker has come forward alleging that Russell Simmons, after agreeing to finance and co-produce her film on women’s empowerment, raped her.
Two women who have accused Russell Simmons of rape have filed criminal complaints with the New York City Police Department against the hip-hop mogul.
It looks as if Russell Simmons has, for now, put an end to his attempts to repurpose the #MeToo campaign with his #NotMe response, begun after he was accused of sexually assaulting several women.
As the year comes to a close, The Root takes a look back at those who took an L. We aren’t talking the kind of loss you feel sympathy for—or the kind of losses you point a finger and laugh at or shake your head in shame and secondhand embarrassment. Let’s review everyone—and everything—that caught an extreme loss in…
I don’t have to tell you how supremely tough 2017 was to deal with. Like, I’m sure we all could go on and on about how terrible this year truly was to each and every last one of us. Still, the year had some high points, which we pointed out earlier this week, but in the spirit of balance and equilibrium (it took me…
As 2017 winds to a close, once again we document the people whose cookout invitations have been rescinded. This is our third year officially documenting those who have made a permanent residence out of the proverbial curb to which they have been kicked by black America. Previous inductees into this Hall of Shame…
Tony Rock’s name is synonymous with comedy. In fact, the Rock family name represents a small chunk of black comedy; two of his brothers, Chris Rock and Jordan Rock, also have the kind of humor that’s made them famous. And while they all chose the same career, each of their brands of comedy is different, but they…
On the same day that the New York City Police Department initiated an investigation into seven allegations of rape lodged against Russell Simmons, another woman has come forward to say that he attempted to rape her, too, more than 25 years ago.
The New York City Police Department Special Victims Division has opened an investigation into hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons after the publication of 11 allegations of sexual assault or sexual misconduct against him—at least seven of which allegedly happened in New York City.
Updated Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, 2:47 p.m. EST: It looks as though Russell Simmons has now deleted his Twitter account. Was it because of the backlash? Or his failed hashtag?
Last month, when screenwriter Jenny Lumet became the second woman to accuse Russell Simmons of sexual assault, he announced that he was stepping down from his companies and apologized for being “thoughtless and insensitive.” Is it possible that he knew more trouble was coming his way?
Jenny Lumet, the award-winning screenwriter behind Rachel Getting Married and The Mummy, is the latest woman to come forward with the resounding call of #MeToo, sharing what she says was her horrific encounter with music mogul Russell Simmons, who she says sexually assaulted her when she was in her early 20s.
Entertainment mogul Russell Simmons responded to allegations of sexual abuse with a
apology letter denying the claims while insinuating that his accuser might be attacking him because she is embarrassed.
Updated Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, 11:40 a.m. EST: Turns out that Russell Simmons may not be as much of a #MeToo supporter and activist as he may have claimed.
There’s a line in Jay-Z’s new 4:44 album that some people feel reeks of anti-Semitism, but some of his closest friends are now speaking out in the rapper’s defense.
In 2015, thousands of users of Russell Simmons’ prepaid debit card, RushCard, were up in arms after a computer glitch during a software update left them unable to access their money. Weeks went by before people were able to use their cards, and many complained they were left with overdue bills and even faced eviction.…