Business mogul Russell Simmons has recently responded to a woman known only as ‘Jane Doe’, who filed a $10 million lawsuit against him, claiming he raped her in a Sacramento, California hotel room and further claimed he threatened to also rape her son.
Russell’s lawyers have filed legal documents seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed, on the basis of the woman’s intentions being simply to extort him because he is wealthy.
The Def Jam founder also says the Statute of Limitations has passed for her to make any legal complaint since the incident allegedly happened back in 1988.
This woman is the 16th woman to come forward and accuse the rap mogul, entrepreneur, and author of sexual misconduct. He has vehemently denied all the accusations against him, insisting all his encounters have been consensual.