Russell Simmons’ Accusers Tell Their Stories in New Documentary ‘On The Record’ [WATCH]

by Krystal Franklin

April 23, 2020

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It’s been almost three years since the first set of accusations of sexual assault against Russell Simmons surfaced. During that time the 62-year-old launched his infamous #NotMe campaign maintaining his innocence, his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons spoke out against the charges and Oprah, who’s oddly enough been at the center of the investigation due to her involvement in a documentary that she once was linked to, removed him for her 2018 book, The Wisdom of Sundays.

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And although one of the 10 alleged cases were dropped, Simmons continued to face an uphill battle from his accusers, including The Real co-host Amanda Seales, publicist Kelly Cutrone and author Sil Lai Abrams (who also alleges former EXTRA host, A.J. Calloway sexually assaualted her).

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And if it looked like the accusations were going to disappear, HBO Max has released the trailer for On The Record, a film documenting the stories of Simmons’ accusers, including Abrams and former Director of A&R at Def Jam, Drew Dixon. Watch below.

The documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, will hit HBO Max, May 27th.

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