(AllHipHop News) Rap mogul Russell Simmons has announced he is stepping down from his companies, after allegations he raped a model named Keri Claussen Khalighi and new allegations involving a writer named Jenny Lumet.
The screenwriter of "Rachel Getting Married" and "The Mummy" claims Russell Simmons forced her to have sex against her will back in 1991 as well.
"There was penetration. At one point you were only semi-erect and appeared frustrated. Angry? I remember being afraid that you would deem that my fault and become violent," Jenny Lumet wrote. "I did not know if you were angry, but I was afraid that you were.
"I desperately wanted to keep the situation from escalating. I wanted you to feel that I was not going to be difficult. I wanted to stay as contained as I could.
You told me to turn over on my stomach. You said something about a part of my body. You did not ejaculate inside me."
The latest allegations add to the claims of abuse against Russell Simmons.
Former model Keri Claussen Khalighi insists the Def Jam Recordings co-founder victimized her during a weekend of abuse in 1991 when she was just 17.
Khalighi claims Simmons forced her to have sex with him in his New York City apartment.
Russell has insisted the sexual contact that took place between them during the weekend in question was consensual, but today (November 30), Simmons announced he was departing his own companies.
"While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her that her feelings of violence and intimidation are real," Russell Simmons said in a statement. "While I have never been violent, I have been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and I sincerely and humbly apologize."