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Russell Simmons - Now Under Criminal Investigation - Responds To 3 New Rape Accusations With A Whole Lie Detector Test, Then Launches #NOTME Movement

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After multiple women came forward yesterday accusing Russell Simmons of rape, he's now defending himself with polygraph tests and a #NOTME movement he seems to think is a good idea. Plus, a criminal investigation has now been launched.  More inside...

Four more women have come forward accusing Russell Simmons of sexual assault, which now puts the total around a dozen.  The mess has now triggered a criminal investigation by NYPD, who is reportedly assessing which cases are still within the statute of limitations.

Yesterday, the NY Times unveiled a bombshell of a story where the newest four women detail their interaction with Russell.  Three of them claim they were raped by him.

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One in particular, Drew Dixon, is quite interesting as she was a long time executive at Russell's Def Jam label.  She says that while overseeing projects from Method Man and Mary J. Blige back in 2005 when she was 25, Russell constantly harassed her and even raped her one night in his apartment.

The other women have equally compelling stories that go into pretty deep detail about their mistreatment.  You can read the exposé in full HERE.

Like Russell did with the previous claims, he vehemently denies them.  He also says every sexual act he's ever had was consensual.


The 60-year-old, who recently stepped down from his entire Def Jam empire because of all the recent allegations, even took a polygraph test about the first accuser, model Keri Claussen Khalighi.

TMZ reports:

TMZ obtained this image of Simmons taking the polygraph Wednesday in the L.A. area. Russell's camp says it was administered by a national leader in the field of polygraphing. We're told he was asked a series of questions about the allegations made by Khalighi.

You'll recall, she claims Simmons forced her into performing oral sex on him -- back in 1991 when she was 17 -- while director Brett Ratner sat and watched.

His lawyers claim that the polygraph clears him of any wrongdoing:

The possible issue that we see here is that the point of contention is not whether he believes he raped or sexually assaulted a woman, but whether everyone is on one page about what, exactly, constitutes sexual assault. So if he doesn't truly know or believe he did anything wrong, then of course he would pass a polygraph test.

It's no secret that many men (and women) still believe there's a grey area with sexual assault.  Some don't know that a woman can say No at ANY time - before or during an intimate act.  And a man is not entitled to continue in whatever act is occurring. 

Some don't know that using sex as a tool of control in the workspace - intentionally or not - when there is an imbalance in power, is also problematic.  And still, there are men who believe a woman MUST want them because of their powerful status.  Some may believe that if she's not kicking and screaming "No," the act is consenual, even if she feels forced into the act.


Russell has put out his own statements AND launched a #NOTME campaign to "defend himself properly." In case folks were ready to pop off on him for diminishing the #MeToo campaign, he explains his reasoning below:


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