Russell Simmons

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Def Jam: how a new British imprint of the iconic rap label poached Stormzy
Only 6% of music industry execs are Black. That system fails artists, say the founders of 0207 Def Jam, whose uniquely diverse boardroom aims to change the culture – for good

Joseph JP Patterson

18, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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On the Record review – #MeToo music doc is essential viewing
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s intersectional approach to exploring sexual abuse in the music industry is candid and empathetic

Wendy Ide

28, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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'People continue to turn a blind eye': behind a shocking film about music industry abuse
The makers and subjects of On the Record talk about bringing alleged sexual abuse by Russell Simmons to light and why Oprah Winfrey disowned the film

Adrian Horton

26, May, 2020 @4:20 PM

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HBO acquires film accusing Russell Simmons of abuse after Oprah's exit
HBO Max said it acquired Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s film On the Record following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival

Guardian staff and agency

04, Feb, 2020 @2:00 AM

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On the Record: the music industry #MeToo doc that caused Oprah to turn away
A powerful new film alleging sexual abuse by music mogul Russell Simmons has lost the support of Oprah Winfrey and Apple – but why?

Benjamin Lee in Park City

26, Jan, 2020 @2:07 AM

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Controversial documentaries and A-listers head to Sundance 2020
New films about Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton and Russell Simmons join Oscar-buzzed dramas starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Keaton

Benjamin Lee

23, Jan, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Kanye West cites Trump, #MeToo and his bipolar disorder on new album ye
West premiered his eighth studio album via live stream from his property in Wyoming

Laura Snapes

01, Jun, 2018 @10:10 AM

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Russell Simmons issues statement supporting #MeToo despite sexual assault allegations
The hip-hop mogul says the #MeToo conversation has inspired him ‘to look beyond my personal scenario’, while he has repeatedly denied multiple accusations of sexual harassment and rape

Laura Snapes

03, May, 2018 @11:01 AM

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Russell Simmons sued for $5m by another woman accusing him of rape
Filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik claims the mogul sexually assaulted her following a business meeting in his home

Laura Snapes

25, Jan, 2018 @12:20 PM

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Russell Simmons accused by Kelly Cutrone of attempted rape
Hip-hop mogul responds to 12th allegation of sexual misconduct against him by starting #NotMe social media campaign ‘to hold my accusers accountable’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Dec, 2017 @11:33 AM

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Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons accused of rape by four women
Def Jam co-founder, who recently stepped down from his companies, denies allegations as five other women accuse him of sexual misconduct

Julia Carrie Wong

14, Dec, 2017 @1:49 AM

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Russell Simmons steps down from companies after new sex assault allegation
The hip-hop mogul and Def Jam founder has said ‘I don’t want to be a distraction’ after he was accused by screenwriter Jenny Lumet of sexual intimidation

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Nov, 2017 @5:12 PM

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