Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams, and Alexia Norton Jones claim the Def Jem co-founder is doing everything he can to ‘drown out their voices’ following Oprah Winfrey exit from the documentary.
AceShowbiz -The three women who have accused Russell Simmons of rape have alleged the music mogul is doing everything he can to “drown our our voices.”
Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams, and Alexia Norton Jones have all levelled rape allegations against the Def Jam co-founder – which he has denied – with their claims set to be further explored in a documentary which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this year 2020.
In an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the trio recalled their alleged assaults, and revealed they won’t sit quietly, despite Simmons apparently using all his “muscle” to try and keep their stories unheard.
“Black people have very few heroes to spare. Not many of us get to the level of success of a Russell Simmons, which is why I was so proud of him,” Dixon said. “He is a media mogul. He has millions of followers. I have, like, a thousand. And he is using all of that muscle to try to drown out our voices.”
Dixon added that keeping her story to herself felt as though she was “carrying a malignant cancer,” but now feels “relieved” that she’s “done enabling him essentially by not telling people what he did.” She claims Simmons raped her in 1995 when she was working for him, while Abrams alleged he attacked her in 1994. Jones, meanwhile, claims Simmons raped her on their very first date in 1991 – before he became famous.
“This was a very swift attack, and what was going through my mind more than anything was, ‘Why?’ Because I liked Russell. And I, you know, I would’ve just kissed him. I would’ve made out with him. I would’ve – he didn’t have to attack me,” she said. “He raped me right up against the f**king wall. Excuse my language. But he – that’s what he did. I had to keep this secret.”
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