Accuser Drops Rape Suit Against Russell Simmons

Apr 25, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A lawsuit against Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons, filed by a Los Angeles woman who alleged that Simmons raped her, has been dropped, USA Today reports.

“A federal court filing Wednesday says the two sides have agreed that the suit, filed in January, should be dismissed,” the story reports. “It says both will bear their own attorneys’ fees, but gives no other details on whether a settlement was reached.”

The report adds: “Jennifer Jarosik alleged Simmons raped her after trying to have sex with her when she visited his Los Angeles home in August 2016 for a meeting about a documentary she was making. She sued him for $5 million.”

Simmons has denied the allegation. The report notes that the suit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning Jarosik cannot refile.

“Over a dozen women have come forward with allegations against Simmons in recent months,” the report adds. “In March, an unidentified woman filed a $10 million lawsuit against the entrepreneur accusing him of rape.”

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