On February 9, Page Six reported that hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, who currently faces multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault, fled the country for Ubud, Bali. On Thursday, February 22, Simmons shared an Instagram post seemingly confirming the report. He wrote “I’m in Bali” in the caption and geo-tagged it…
Russell Simmons, the music producer and co-founder of Def Jam Records, faces a lawsuit from filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik over an alleged rape from 2016, according to the California Central District Court. Jarosik is seeking $5 million in punitive damages.
On December 14, the day after the New York Times published a story in which three women accused music mogul Russell Simmons of rape and various forms of sexual assault, Simmons announced on Instagram that he would publish information to “prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges.” He has yet to do…
Update (1.9, 3:45 p.m.): According to TMZ, two women have filed criminal complaints against Russell Simmons: Rapper Sherri Hines, who allegedly told police Simmons raped her in 1983, and another woman who elected to remain anonymous, who alleges Simmons raped her at his Manhattan residence in 1991 when she was 32.
Twenty-one-year-old Brooklyn-based rapper 6ix9ine (a.k.a. Teka$hi 6ix9ine a.k.a. Tekashi69) is one of 2017's breakout stars in music. With not so much as an album to his name, he has a million followers on Instagram. He’s the recipient of fawning press. He has two singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including the brash…
Last week, pop star Melanie Martinez, who rose to prominence on The Voice, was accused of rape by her former best friend Timothy Heller. In the days since, both women have shared multiple statements disputing the details of consent, as well as the chronology of what took place.
Yesterday afternoon, L.A. pop musician Timothy Heller detailed accusations against The Voice star and former friend Melanie Martinez, claiming Martinez raped her. She wrote,
In a new exposé in the New York Times, nine women have accused the influential New York playwright Israel Horovitz of various forms of sexual misconduct and assault, including one woman who has accused him of rape. Israel is the father of Adam Horovitz, former Beastie Boys member known as Ad-Rock.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the guitarist in post-hardcore band At The Drive-In, has found himself in the middle of a messy media storm involving his wife Chrissie Bixler, rape allegations against actor Danny Masterson (who played Hyde on That ‘70s Show,) and the Church of Scientology.
Following weeks of graphic testimony, Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj has been convicted of raping his former stepdaughter.
Refuting an earlier report, TMZ says that Nicki Minaj will not take the stand in the trial of her brother Jelani Maraj, who is accused of raping a minor—an 11-year-old girl who was his stepdaughter at the time.