If you ever wanted to 1. know who the nine ashiest people in America are and 2. watch me on camera revealing the list, today is your day. Today is your birthday. Behold as I list the folks whose ashiness transcends the physical and becomes spiritual—metaphysical, even. This is what happens when both your skin and your…
Conservative politics and perpetually chapped lips are a clear sign of lotion avoidance. Also, I’m looking forward to the day when his brother in conservatism and chap, Paris Dennard, joins him on the list.
Music mogul Russell Simmons has been hit with another accusation of rape and is once again denying it.
Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 5:32 p.m. EDT: Attorneys for both Russell Simmons and A.J. Calloway have sent statements of denials to The Root.
The list of women accusing music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct is still growing. Recently Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps added her voice to that list, accusing the 60-year-old of groping her several summers ago at a hotel.
A woman who claims that Russell Simmons raped her filed a $10 million lawsuit Friday alleging sexual assault and emotional distress against the hip-hop mogul.
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.