Another woman comes forward…
According to The Hills alum, when she was 26, she bumped into the Def Jam co-founder at a party where he invited her to his apartment. Although she declined, she agreed to go with the mogul to his friend’s place.
However, the People’s Revolution founder believes Simmons actually took her back to his apartment, where the alleged assault occurred.
“He pushed me into his apartment and then he threw me down on the floor and literally tried to grab├óΓé¼┬ª take my clothes off of me… And I started kicking him really, really hard, screaming, telling him to get the fuck off of me. And that I would have him killed if he ever fucking laid a hand on me… I actually think I told him I would call Page Six! I was a publicist! I think I told him I would call Page Six and have him murdered.”
After the alleged attack, the publicist immediately left the residence.
“[Simmons] was just really shaken up and I fucking split. I remember running out the door and getting a cab and all I remember was that I got in a cab and I remember a feeling ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ which was so crazy ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ of, ‘Oh my god. Somebody just tried to rape me. What do I do?’ And then the energy of going to the police and pressing charges against him was overwhelming to me… Then what would happen afterward ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and this would happen years afterward ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I’d be at a table and Russell fucking Simmons would come up to the table and then people would be like, ‘Kelly, do you know Russell?,’ and I’d be like, ‘Yes, I know Russell ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ he tried to rape me.'”
While Simmons has yet to directly address Cutrone’s claims, he has responded to the numerous accusations against him by saying:
“I vehemently deny all these allegations. These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual.”
In addition to the New York Times and Los Angeles Times reports published on Wednesday, at least 12 women have publicly accused the music exec of sexual misconduct, with some claiming rape.
Unfortunately for Simmons, the police are now officially involved.
According to the LA Times, an unidentified NYPD spokesperson says authorities have opened an investigation against Simmons, and are in the initial stages of contacting alleged victims. At least seven accounts allegedly happened in New York.
One of the women — Sherri Hines — says she was contacted by officials early Thursday. In the aforementioned LA Times piece, Hines says the author raped her in his office in 1983.
Simmons’ attorney, Brad Rose, says his client “fully supports and will cooperate with the police inquiry and is confident of a swift resolution.”
Despite the overwhelming amount of claims against him, Russell is doing everything in his power to clear his name.
According to an image obtained by TMZ, on Wednesday, Kimora Lee Simmons‘ ex reportedly passed a lie detector test where, his team says, the results allegedly prove he did not assault accuser Keri Claussen Khalighi.
In 1991, Khalighi says Simmons forced her to perform oral sex on him while director Brett Ratner sat and watched.
Simmons’ other attorneys, Michael Sterling and E. Carlos Tanner, say their client will continue to take polygraph tests to discredit claims made by four other women.
In case you missed it, prior to the polygraph news, Russell teased on Instagram early Thursday that he will “properly defend [himself]” against Khalighi’s claims.
He says on Friday, he will focus on “the case of [another alleged victim] Jenny Lumet,” who made her accusations in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter.
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]