REVOLT TV and TIDAL are facing scrutiny after fans lambasted the companies for incorporating Russell Simmons in a new Drink Champs episode discussing the importance of Black Lives Matter.
On Tuesday (June 24), author Sil Lai Abrams -- who accused Simmons of allegedly raping her in 1994 -- questioned TIDAL and REVOLT's decision to give the mogul a platform after multiple sexual assault allegations against him surfaced in 2018. TIDAL's promotional tweet for the program caught Abrams's attention and caused her to issue a flurry of tweets slamming Jay-Z and Diddy for their alliance with Simmons.
"What in the entire hell are Jay-Z and Tidal doing by giving Russell Simmons a platform to discuss #BlackLivesMatter?" she tweeted. "Why do people continue to give him a pass? @marclamonthill did you ask him about the multiple rape allegations against him???"