Russell Simmons‘ alleged reign of terror is to be exposed in a powerful HBO documentary.
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The once-respected mogul has seen his life and legacy thrown into an abyss of shame and disgrace after several women stepped out of the shadows to accuse him of raping them.
Now, after Oprah Winfrey and Apple backed away from the story, HBO is ready to give the general public insight into his alleged crimes with a documentary set for release this year.
Its official description reads…
On The Record presents the haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon (producer of hit records for Method Man and Mary J. Blige, Estelle, Kanye West and Whitney Houston) as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. The film chronicles not only Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers–Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Hines, Jenny Lumet, Alexia Norton Jones–delving deeply into the ways women of colors’ voices are all too often silenced and ignored when reporting these crimes; as well as the various cultural forces that conspire to make them reluctant to do so.
Russell denies any wrongdoing.
His victims and those who say they can prove he is a rapist say otherwise.