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Disgraced music mogul Russell Simmons sat for a new interview to address many allegations against him, but the public still isn't convinced.

Russell Simmons is suing Kimora Lee Simmons, along with her husband Tim Leissner, for allegedly using shares from the former couple's joint venture in an energy drink company called Celsius.

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They keep coming for Russell Simmons...

Last week HBO revealed the official trailer from its’ forthcoming documentary about the alleged behavior of Russell Simmons. As expected the mogul has responded formally. Home Box Office released an almost three-minute clip giving viewers a sneak peak at On The Record. The project follows the story of former record executive Drew Dixon who claims […]

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Watch the trailer for the Russell Simmons sexual assault documentary "On The Record."

A documentary about Russell Simmons’ alleged sexual assault, called “On The Record,” is reportedly headed to HBO Max. The streaming service picked the documentary up after it was dropped by both Oprah and Apple TV. Back in the day HBO aired Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam…things have definitely changed. HBO Max will be available in May.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The documentary about several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual abuse has found a distributor after Oprah Winfrey’s exit from the film left it in the lurch. HBO Max on Monday said it acquired Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s film, “On the Record,” following its premiere last week at […]

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The Russell Simmons #MeToo documentary featuring women who claimed the music mogul sexually assaulted them received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. Titled “On The Record,” the project features testimony from Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams and Alexia Norton Jones about their experiences with Simmons. We previously reported, Abrams said she dated Simmons on and off in the […]

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Gayle King is speaking out about Oprah Winfrey’s decision to drop out of the Russell Simmons rape accuser documentary. Winfrey is backing away from the untitled documentary from filmmakers Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, weeks before the film is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Winfrey joined the project as an executive producer and the doc was going to release as […]

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After signing on as a producer for a documentary about recent sexual assault allegations against Russell Simmons, Oprah Winfrey has stepped away from the project. In a recent statement, the OWN boss said she had a different vision for the doc than directors Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering did. “I have decided that I will […]

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Kimora Lee (Simmons) Leissner has dropped a new Baby Phat collection right in time for Christmas. The former supermodel founded the iconic brand in the early-2000’s with then-husband Russell Simmons. As noted by PEOPLE, Simmons Leissner exited from her role as Creative Director in 2010, as it had been reported at the time that the company became a part of […]