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Terry Crews Posts Russell Simmons Email Asking For 'Pass' On Sexual Assault

20 November 2017

They took Khalighi to dinner one night in 1991 at Mr. Chow in NY, and then back to Simmons' apartment to show her a music video they'd been working on.

On Sunday, Crews tweeted out an email he allegedly received from Simmons that said "Did he ever apologize, give the agent a pass, ask that he be reinstated, with great love all things are possible". Once they got there, Khalighi says that Simmons made aggressive sexual advances and then began pulling her clothes off.

Simmons also submitted three witness accounts to the Times, one of which was anonymous, and said "at no time while I was in the apartment on both days was anybody in distress or held against his or her free will". When she asked Ratner for help, it became apparent that the two men were "in it together", she said.

Simmons denied the allegation in a statement posted to Twitter and said that anything that occurred between the two of them was consensual. Ratner says he has "no recollection" of Khalighi pleading for help or seeing her "protest", his lawyer, Martin Singer said to the newspaper.

Khalighi said she succumbed to performing the oral sex after she fought him "wildly" after he tried to force her into having penetrative sex with him. She said she jerked away, then he left.

She states the pair invited her to Simmons' home to show her part of a clip they had been working on. In his statement below, he says he remembers the weekend 26 years ago and remembers Keri giving consent. "Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being", he said.


"As a long-time social activist, I have applauded the strength of the courageous men and women who have spoken out over the past month and made their voices heard regarding sexual assault and harassment".

In a statement to the Times, Simmons said Khalighi's claim "does a disservice to those who have been true victims of sexual harassment".

Variety reported earlier this month that Ratner and Simmons were investigated for an alleged sexual battery in 2001 in Beverly Hills, but no charges were filed. "So I'm coming out because what I've experienced privately is not matching what they are saying publicly and hypocrisy to me is repugnant and it's time for the truth to come out". "I'm deeply saddened and truly shocked to learn of Keri's assertations as to what happened over the course of that weekend".

In his 2007 book, Do You!: 12 Laws To Access The Power In You To Achieve Happiness And Success, Simmons wrote about meeting Brett Ratner in 1987.

Ratner has been accused of sexual assault by six women this year, which caused him to remove himself from producing the Wonder Woman sequel.

Terry Crews Posts Russell Simmons Email Asking For 'Pass' On Sexual Assault