Russell Simmons has been accused of rape by three different women, and they have detailed an alleged pattern of violent sexual behavior by Simmons in incidents that occurred between 1988 and 2014.
Simmons has denied all allegations of rape and has openly been defiant about committing any sexual crimes.
Despite this, Simmons resigned from many of his businesses and his name was also removed from HBO’s All Def Comedy series. Simmons has now decided to go on offense and defend himself by launching a #NOTME campaign in response to the popular #MeToo campaign that led to hundreds of women coming forward with allegations of sexual assault. Simmons stated in his Instagram post that he is not trying to detract from the #MeToo campaign, but only trying to prove his innocence.
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