New reports have surfaced that reveal that Hip-Hop mogul, Russell Simmons, allegedly pressured a teen age model in 1991, who was 17-years-old at the time into performing oral sex on him while another man, identified as Brett Ratner watched.
The model named Keri Claussen Khalighi states that the encounter occurred after she had dinner with Simmons, who at the time was the head honcho of Def Jam Recordings. Khalighi and Simmons were accompanied by his protege, Brett Ratner.
Khalighi would shortly after dinner go back to Simmons’ apartment with Simmons and Ratner to watch a music video the two were working on. Simmons would start to pull her clothes off while Ratner watched. The model would look over at Brett and ask for help. She would tell LA Times, “I’ll never forget the look on his face, in that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together.”
Khalighi said that Simmons attempted to force her to have sex but she would fight him off. Simmons would pressure Khalighi into performing oral sex. “I guess I just acquiesced,” she would state in reports.
Feeling grossed out the 17-year-old model would jump in the shower after the evens would occur. She says Simmons would appear in the shower and forcefully penetrate her without consent while she turned away quickly.
The model states that she would bump into Russel Simmons a year ago on the street and he would apologize. She also seen Ratner 15 years after the incident and he would apologize.
A 60-year-old Simmons issued at statement to LA Times saying what occurred between him and the model was with her full consent and participation. He would claim that most of their time spent together were usually with others around. Ratner would say he doesn’t recall Khalighi pleading for help or seeing her protest.