An aspiring filmmaker claims the music mogul invited her to his house to discuss a documentary project and then attacked her.
Russell Simmons is being sued for $5 million by an aspiring filmmaker who claims the music mogul invited her to his house on the pretext they would discuss a documentary project only to be attacked and raped by him.
In documents filed Wednesday (Jan. 24) with the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Jennifer Jarosik states that she befriended Simmons in New York city in 2006 over their shared "love and passion for meditation, yoga and a vegan diet" and trusted him due to his "reputation as a spiritual conscious person" and his promise to help her make her film.
When Jarosik was invited to Simmons Los Angeles house in 2016, she says, he asked to have sex to which she replied "no." Simmons then allegedly got aggressive and pushed Jarosik onto his bed, causing her to hit her head as she tried to force him off of her. She claims Simmons then "pounced on her while she was still in shock and fear, and proceeded to rape her."