Tina Baker, a singer, alleged that Simmons raped her in the early 1990s, when he was her manager.Drew Dixon claimed that Simmons sexually harassed and then raped her when she was an employee of Def Jam Recordings in 1995.Reports in the Los Angeles Times and CBS News Thursday said that an investigation has begun, but reached for comment by , NYPD Sgt.Brendan Ryan said: “The NYPD has received information regarding allegations involving Russell Simmons in the NYC area and our detectives are in the process of reviewing that information.” Sheri Hines, a former member of the group Mercedes Ladies who says Simmons raped her in in 1983, told the Times she had been contacted by the NYPD on Thursday, although she did not respond to further requests for comment.“I vehemently deny all these allegations,” he said.“These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual.” Simmons had already stepped down from his companies, including Rush Communications, following allegations from writer Jenny Lumet, who alleged that he sexually assaulted her in 1991. Times also reported allegations that Ratner and Simmons engaged in sexual misconduct in the early 1990s.
He grew up along with his siblings Joseph and Daniel Simmons Jr. Russell graduated from August Martin High School and attended the City College of New York but dropped out.It is estimated that his current net worth is around $350 million.The New York Police Department is “reviewing information” on Russell Simmons after multiple women came forward accusing the Def Jam and Phat Farm of rape and sexual assault.Edit Russell Simmons is also an author and collecting all his experiences from the entertainment and personal life, he has written several books.
His first book, Life, and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, Gold, was published in 2002.
The couple birth to their first child, Ming Lee, in 2000, and second child, Aoki Lee, in 2002.