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Amanda Seales Accuses Russell Simmons of Inappropriate Encounter Amid His Sexual Assault Allegations

Russell Simmons must be sweating bullets right now.

Actress/comedienne/musician Amanda Seales is now saying that the mogul sexually harassed her too. 

She posted a video clip of herself  sharing her story, on Instagram, captioning this, “PSA: For anyone who says, “Why’d they wait so long?” You wait because as a woman raised in a patriarchal, “Bros before [expletive]”, sexist, “but what were you wearing” society you understand power dynamics and that even when there are witnesses to any level of sexual harassment/assault it will always be you who is questioned for incurring the offense.”

“You wait because you know your vision is bigger than their indiscretion and refuse to let it derail you from your goals. You wait because you don’t even want to acknowledge the [expletive] for longer than you have to when you know the odds are there will be no consequences, you’ll be dismissed, or worse defiled yet again and would rather get on with the positive things in your life.“
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“You wait because, especially when it’s a black man of prestige, you are conditioned to not speak defamatory truths for fear it will undermine their contributions to the community. Lastly, you wait, because you don’t even wanna believe it ya damn self. No matter how seemingly benign or intrusive, no one wants to endure this, particularly in professional settings. Yet, so many of us have so many of these stories and we come to operate like a clandestine anti-#creeplifes coalition of alerting others to, “watch out for so and so”. Let that be no more. It is not okay. It is not the culture. It is not your fault. Expose them. #igstorygems”.

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Russell has already denied a previous claim from a woman named Keri Khalighi, who says that she was assaulted by him over 26 years ago, when she was just a teen. 

He followed that up by saying, "I have made choices that have offended some of the women in my life. It’s not cool to be a playboy and a new consciousness understands this”.
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He also recently came under fire for his response to Terry Crews being sexually assaulted at a party by a Male Hollywood Executive (Adam Venit, reportedly).

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