The iconic Russell Simmons, music executive and founder of Def Jam Records, has just stepped down from all of his companies after a woman stepped forward accusing Simmons of sexual misconduct during an alleged encounter back in 1991 according to reports. In an open letter with The Hollywood Reporter, screen-writer Jenny Lumet recalled her alleged inappropriate encounter with the music executive, dating back to a night in 1991 that led to the two returning to Simmons’ home.
“I felt dread and disorientation. I wanted to go home. I said I wanted to go home. I didn’t recognize the man next to me. I didn’t know if the situation would turn violent. I remember thinking that I must be crazy. I remember hoping that the Russell I knew would return any moment.”- Jenny Lumet
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