Russell Simmons wants rape accuser to pay $35,000 for legal fees
The music mogul is clearly trying to make a point.
Russell Simmons has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women but that isn’t stopping him from firing back any way he can.
The music mogul who has repeatedly denied raping anyone has reportedly filed a countersuit against one of the women who accused him of rape. In March, Jane Doe filed a $10 million lawsuit against Simmons and accused him of raping her and threatening to rape her son.
The details laid out in the lawsuit are harrowing and in it, the woman claimed Simmons is “a dangerous sex predator” who said “I am going to f—k you … I’m going to f—k you or I’m going to f—k your son. You decide.”
Doe alleges went down at a Sacramento hotel room in 1988.
Now, Russell Simmons wants his accuser to pay him back for court fees and claiming the lawsuit was just an attempt for publicity.
“The court record shows Mr. Simmons’ attorneys motioned to dismiss a frivolous and frankly outrageous lawsuit. The plaintiff had 21 days to withdraw the suit after which by statute, Mr. Simmons’ lawyers filed for dismissal, sanctions, and appropriate legal fees,” a spokesperson for Simmons told TheGrio.
He’s also going after the woman’s attorney, Mr. Mastroianni because he “falsely suggests in her opposition…that Mr. Simmons is somehow more culpable here because the law firm that represents him in this action also has represented Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.”
Despite the fact that over a dozen women have made claims of sexual assault against Simmons, he continues to assert his innocence.
“I vehemently deny all the allegations made against me…They have shocked me to my core as I have never been abusive or violent in any way in my relations with women. I have submitted myself to multiple lie detector tests. I denied forced sex and sexual harassment allegations brought against me in each test; I also answered no to the question, ‘Have you ever physically forced any woman to have sexual intercourse?’ I passed all of the lie detector tests.”