The new music documentary about alleged rapist and Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons shows how misogynoir has kept Black female victims silent for decades.
The HBO Max doc details the sexual assault allegations against Russell Simmons and the consequences of silencing Black women in the industry.
Billboard reports that filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik filed the case against the music mogul on Wednesday.
Separate stories in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times allege a "pattern of violent sexual behaviour" by Simmons that ran across four decades.
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Music mogul Russell Simmons stands accused of raping four women, sexually assaulting three, and sexually harassing two more, according to separate reports published Wednesday in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times,
"The companies will now be run by a new and diverse generation of extraordinary executives who are moving the culture and consciousness forward," he said in a statement.
Statements from men accused of sexual misconduct have largely sidestepped the allegations against them, using shrouded language to divert attention and willfully misconstrue definitions of harassment and assault.
In a piece published this morning, The Los Angeles Times reports that Simmons allegedly raped then-17-year-old model Keri Claussen Khalighi in 1991.
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