UNDER THE WEIGHT OF LENA HORNE’S GRAND-DAUGHTER, JENNY LUMET, SAYING RUSSELL SIMMONS SEXUALLY VIOLATED HER…SIMMONS STEPS DOWN FROM HIS COMPANIES. OOOOOOHH!!!…WHAT TANGLED WEBS WE WEAVE WHEN WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE!

On November 30, 2017, The Hollywood Reporter,  prints a letter…that Jenny Lumet (award winning screenwriter/daughter of  filmmaker Sidney Lumet & grand-daughter of Lena Horne)…wrote to Russell Simmons (music producer/tv producer/ Def Jam Recordings mogul) regarding events that took place…back in 1991.  By that time, Jenny and Russell had been running with similar crowds and saw each other at different events, etc…   According to her, Russell had pursued her “lightly”…for a few years.   Well, on this specific evening in 1991, Russell Simmons offered Jenny Lumet a ride home.  She accepted his offer & said that was the 1st time she had ridden in a vehicle with just Russell & his driver.    O.k…

Jenny Lumet said that she gave the driver her address & Russell then, said to the driver… “no.”  She said she again told the driver her address & Simmons again, told his driver… “no”…& she heard the doors lock.   At that point, she said she saw someone other than the Russell Simmons, she had come to know.  And, this man’s demeanor…now caused her to be very fearful about what she should do next.    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lumet said… “At no time that night did I say: “Russell, I will go home with you”.  Or, “Come home with me.” Or “I will have sex with you.”  Or “I have the desire to have sex with you.”  Jenny Lumet goes on to say that she felt compelled, by dread,  to let Simmons lead her into his residence that night…where he had sexual intercourse with her.    She said her feeling of dread…caused her to do what she was told.  After, it was over, she said Simmons did not stop her from leaving.  She went home and never spoke of this night of terror until…October 27, 2017.  Sooooo….

Why now???  Why after all of these years…did Jenny Lumet decide to speak these things about Russell Simmons???  She had seem him at events…throughout the years since 1991.  Again, why now???   Well…  It had everything to do with an article that was published on November 19, 2017 in the Los Angeles Times.  This article tells the tale of a model, Keri Claussen Khalighi, who says that Russell Simmons invited her to his apartment under the guise of showing her a music video he was working on.   Once there, she said he  started “yanking off her clothes”… & coerced her to suck his penis  (I’m sorry…but I’m not even trying to clean-up this shit) & then, when she was taking a shower…he, without her consent… “briefly penetrated her.”   You know there is a name for it…when a man puts his penis in a woman’s vagina, without her consent.    Oh yeah…we call it “RAPE!!!”   OOOOHHH! And, guess what year Keri said Russell did this to her…???  YES…1991!  It sounds like his raggedy ass was busy…& not just at producing music.   Now…  In 1991, Keri Claussen Khalighi was 17 years old & Russell Simmons was either 33 or 34 years old.  Keri didn’t state the month it happened…in 1991.   Oh… & don’t let me forget to tell you this…

Keri  & Russell Simmons were not the only 2 people in his apartment that evening.   No…   Simmons’ very good friend, Brett Ratner, was also there.  And, for the record…  On November 1, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported that Natasha Henstridge and five other women have accused Brett Ratner of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct.   Natasha Henstridge said Ratner forced her to suck his penis.  Now…

Before Keri Claussen Khalighi accepted Simmons’ invitation to watch the video in his apartment,  all three (Khalighi, Simmons, Ratner)…had dinner together.  Well, anyway…  Once Simmons was getting sexually aggressive towards Keri at his apartment, she said & I quote… “I looked over at Brett and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face,” she recalled. “In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together.””   Can you believe that shit???   Now…

Jenny Lumet…saw Keri’s article about Russell Simmons & she also…saw Simmons’ response to what Keri had told the world about him.  On November 22, 2017, The Hollywood Reporter…printed Russell Simmons response to Keri’s statements.  He said, in part… “In my case, three witnesses [Anthony McNair and two anonymous witnesses] have signed statements that our experiences that weekend with Keri Claussen Khalighi 26 years ago were consensual. My longtime loathing of any form of violence and abuse has been woven into all of my personal interactions, as most who know me will attest.”  Sooooo….

Russell Simmons denies what Keri Claussen Khalighi has said about him & he wants us to know that he has witnesses to back-up his side of the story.   According to Jenny Lumet…this is what motivated her to come forward…at this time.  She said… I don’t recall ever meeting any of the women who have spoken out against you, Russell. But I can’t leave those women twisting in the wind. Maybe the recalling of this incident can be helpful. I don’t know if it can.”   Now…  In response to what Jenny Lumet has told the world about him…Russell Simmons has stepped down from his companies.  So…..  My question to you is this???  Would you step down from your companies…businesses…etc…if you had not done anything wrong???  I can say for myself…HELL NO!  I wouldn’t give a shit about how much business I lost.   If I was not “GUILTY” …then, got damn it…I’m not going to act “GUILTY.”  O.k…

Russell Simmons has also responded in writing to what Jenny Lumet has said about him.   According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons said, in part… “I have been informed with great anguish of Jenny Lumet’s recollection about our night together in 1991. I know Jenny and her family and have seen her several times over the years since the evening she described. While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real…  I don’t want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded. As for me, I will step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening.”  O.k…

I’m going to put it like this…   God is telling me that these women are telling the whole truth…& nothing but, the truth.   In other words, I don’t believe a got damn thing that Russell Simmons is saying in his eloquent denials…of Keri & Jenny’s accounts.   And, from God’s perspective, any denial of a truth…is proof of…lack of repentance.  In other words, if Russell Simmons did this shit & he fails to admit it…not only is his ass  “NOT SORRY”…he could easily do it AGAIN.  That’s for damn sure!   When you “REPENT” about something like this…the first thing that God requires is for you to admit that you committed the acts.  In God’s eyes…a failure to admit it…on the part of the “GUILTY”…is a failure to accept responsibility for it.   And, the failure to accept all the shame, guilt…& other consequences that could go along with committing such acts.   So, for me…  I say this to Russell Simmons…

How dare you!  How dare you!  How dare you come out…of your evil den…seeking to ensnare many…with your charms & beguiling smile!  With your fine clothes…your fine words…& all of that charisma.  Enticing those who naively lay their trust…at your feet.  You see…they don’t know for whom you work…your devilish deeds.  They fail to fathom the depths of your deceit.  You see…they are confounded by the façade…they’ve come to know.  The façade you wear… as you deceptively portray yourself as wise…kind…giving…& compassionate.    Yes, the same damn façade you’ve used…over & over…to lure your prey…into your den.   A den which echoes some of the most evil & vile acts…a woman could endure.   A den which robs a woman of her God given right not to be violated in any kind of way. 

But…oh, devilish one…God knows…all.  And, He knows who moves you.   How could he not???  For, He created such a one.  The same one…who fell from above…because of his deceit & treachery…against the Heavenly Father.   Yes, Russell Simmons…    Jesus says this to you… “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 40 You fools! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? 41 So give for alms those things that are within; and see, everything will be clean for you. 42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God; it is these you ought to have practiced, without neglecting the others. 43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love to have the seat of honor in the synagogues and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces. 44 Woe to you! For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without realizing it.” (Luke 11: 39-44)  O.k…

You talk of “committing” yourself to listening.  Well, I would strongly suggest that you listen very carefully to the message that God has sent me to give you.  The “unmarked grave” that Jesus says you are like…means this…  You, presently, are the walking dead.  Failure of you to truly “repent” for the wickedness of your ways…means there will be no forgiveness from God.  If you physically die, without God’s forgiveness, there is no way for you to get into Heaven.  NONE!  Not, my words, but, those of God.  And, if Heaven is not an option, then only HELL…is left.  And, do not think for one moment that your children & their children & their children…will be left untouched & unscathed by this…mess.  God is a just God. So…

Your “fine words” speaking of your commitment to “spiritual learning” doesn’t mean shit to God…unless & until they are backed-up by your righteous actions.  Actions…not motivated to please man…but…those meant to please GodAnd, because God IS God, He can tell the difference.  He is not fooled by beguiling smiles or…deceived by any amount of charisma.  Bottom line…   When tangling with God…the only one who gets caught up & destroyed by the webs of deceit…is the spider.”

Iris R. Whiting ©

 

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