Russell Simmons is facing a $5 million lawsuit by an aspiring filmmaker, who claims he raped her last year. According to Page Six via The Blast,
Jennifer Jarosik says that Simmons “pounced on her” when she declined his request to have sex in his Beverly Hills home in 2016. The filmmaker claimed that Simmons became “aggressive” after she turned him down, then he pushed her onto his bed. She alleges that she fell and hit her head, and Simmons “proceeded to rape her.”
Jarosik’s lawyer, Perry Wander, told Page Six in a statement,
“Mr. Simmons practices meditation, yoga and is a long time vegan practicing non violence against animals. So basically he treats animals better than women.”
The attorney added,
“It’s not enough to apologize and step away from your business, convert a yoga studio to a nonprofit and still draw a salary and be worth $500 million.”
This doesn’t look good for Uncle Rush.