Russell Simmons’ accusers are talking out forward of the much-publicized upcoming documentary which focuses on the stunning allegations of sexual assault in opposition to him.
Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams, and Alexia Norton Jones, three of Simmons’ dozen accusers, sat down with CBS Information’ Michelle Miller, the place they open up concerning the assaults they are saying they confronted at his palms.
“He was ordering me a automobile, and he advised me to come back upstairs and decide up a demo,” Dixon stated. “I believed I might be in his residence for 5 whole minutes. That is it. And he confirmed up bare, carrying a condom, and tackled me to his mattress, whereas I screamed and fought and stated, ‘No,’ and cried. That is rape.”
Abrams, who admits that at one level, she was relationship Simmons, says that he additionally assaulted her.
“He’ll say, ‘Sure, we had a sexual relationship,’ however he can’t tackle the truth that I used to be too drunk to consent,” she stated. “That the subsequent day, I referred to as him up, screaming. And I tried suicide. He knew. And I advised him why, that he had ruined my life, and that I had nothing.”
The documentary first had the assist of Oprah Winfrey, however Oprah backed out earlier this month. She launched a press release saying that though she believed the ladies, she can be distancing herself from the challenge.
The documentary will premiere at Sundance Movie Pageant on Jan. 25.