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Russell Simmons photographed in 2016

Russell Simmons Pens Response to Sexual Assault Allegations

Russell Simmons, a prolific music and TV producer and co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, was accused of sexual assault and harassment by model Keri Claussen Khalighi in a Nov. 19 article in The Los Angeles Times. Simmons, who denied the claim to the Times, is now elaborating on the incident in a letter to The Hollywood Reporter, which can be read in full below: