Two More Woman Accuse Russell Simmon of Sexual Assault

By Aaron Grech  |  01/10/2018

Russell Simmons

Two more women have come forward with allegations against hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

According to TMZ, the new claims stem from alleged rape incidents from 1983 and 1991. The NYPD are currently investigating the new claims, as well as seven others, after the complaints were filed in late Dec. 2017.

One of the accusers, Sherri Hines, went public in December, via an interview with Megyn Kelly. She accused Simmons of raping her in his office in 1983. Another woman chose to stay anonymous, but claimed that he forcibly raped her after she rejected his advances several times in her Manhattan home in 1991.

In total, there are 14 accusations against the hip-hop mogul, who has already stepped away from his positions at several of his companies.

Despite the allegations, Simmons continues to assert that all of his sexual relationships were consensual. However, he has since killed off his #NotMe campaign, which was created in response.

"The current allegations range from the patently untrue to the frivolous and hurtful," Simmons previously told ABC News. "The presumption of innocent until proven guilty must not be replaced by 'guilty by association.' "