This morning we learned that Def Jam founder and media mogul, Russell Simmons, was accused of sexual assault by fashion model, Keri Claussen Khalighi.
According to the LA Times article, Khalighi alleged that when she was 17, Simmons took her back to his apartment with Brett Ratner, which is where the sexual assault occurred.
Simmons issued the statement below in response to the allegations:
Statement of Russell Simmons in Response to LA Times Article.
More to come on this developing story.