Russell Simmons is again being accused of sexual assault stemming from his says with Def Jam. According to Alexia Norton Jones’ detailed interview with Variety, she agreed to go out on a date with Simmons in November 1990. Afterward, he invited her to his apartment when he allegedly assaulted her. Jones stated how she wasn’t pursuing any monetary residuals, and that she filed a police report with NYPD last spring because she wanted to “stand with the other victims” while being aware the case’s statute of limitations had long expired. The 60-year-old Hip Hop music mogul was quick to defend his name, saying ““I’m deeply saddened by this story from Alexia. At no time did she share these feelings about her first sexual encounter with me, which took place roughly 28 years ago. I have taken multiple lie detector tests that affirm I never sexually assaulted anyone. Alexia and I dated, were intimate and attended multiple events together after she alleges the incident occurred in 1990. I considered her a friend for all these years and continue to have a warm relationship with members of her family.” Jones is the granddaughter of book publisher W.W. Norton, who reportedly helped Martin Luther King Jr. write his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech.
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