Of the 13 women accusing Russell Simmons of sexual assault, two have come forward to share their story. They joined Megyn Kelly on her show, Megyn Kelly Today to discuss their experience.
Hot New Hip Hop reports, that actress Natashia Williams-Blanch didn’t actually plan on sharing her story until Simmions denied the first allegations of sexual harassment against him especially when he mentioned his “spirituality.”
“That was the main impetus to come forward because I followed this story when it emerged, and I wasn’t actually going to say anything at all. I was going to stay on the sidelines and just kinda watch this unraveling,” explained Williams-Blanch. “He said, ‘How can I be a rapist when I’m a yogi and a vegan?’…There’s a lot of good actions, good meaning, and intentions but they come by what he’s done in the darkness.”
Sherri Hines from the Hip Hop group Mercedes Ladies explained in her interview with Kelly how Simmons pinned her down in his office. She went on to describe how fast the encounter was and how she felt. “When he finished, I ran out there and I left. I was crying…I just couldn’t believe I was just violated like that,” explained Hines.
Watch her full interview below.
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(Source: Hot New Hip Hop)
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