For a man who supposedly loves yoga and meditation, you would think Russell Simmons might move a little slower and be a little more mindful when it comes to making decisions. But back in December, Russell thought it was a great idea to defend himself against multiple sexual assault allegations by creating a campaign called #NotMe.
Uncle Rush might have stayed a little too true to his nickname and rushed to post that, because he’s having second thoughts now.
A rep for Russell told Page Six that Russell has halted his #NotMe campaign for the time being. Instead, Russell has decided that “this is a time for women to speak.”
I’m sure the NYPD truly appreciate Russell’s selfless encouragement to let the women speak. Because the NYPD has an awful lot of women they need to talk to for their investigation against him. Especially considering their interview count just grew. TMZ says that two women filed police reports late last month in New York. One woman – Sherri Hines – alleges Russell raped her in 1983. The other (who wanted to be anonymous) alleges he raped her in 1991. Sherri appeared on Megyn Kelly Today last month with fellow Russell accuser Natashia Williams-Blach to talk about their allegations. Sherri alleges Russell raped her in his office. The details of her alleged assault match with the details given in her police report.
The NYPD is currently investigating 7 allegations of sexual assault against Russell Simmons. 14 women -including the most recent two – have accused him of sexual assault.
Since Russell is dealing with 14 accusations (as of now), it might be wise for him to keep his mouth shut for a little while. Because I could see him fucking this up again. “Well look at the time. I guess you could say time’s up on the whole ‘speaking’ thing. Let’s move on to non-speaking communication, like charades. Please? Uncle Rush really needs to buy himself some time here.”