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Eva Marcille Has A Whole Lot To Say About Russell Simmons Amid His Sexual Assault Allegations

Former "America's Next Top  Model" winner Eva Marcille has weighed in with her thoughts on the multiple sex assault claims against Russell Simmons. Marcille apparently doesn't believe the women that have come forward with claims against Simmons!

A post regarding Simmons on social media led to the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star speaking out about the allegations. 

Eva reportedly wrote in the comments section of the post, "Allegations and accusations are not facts…how quick we are to condemn an amazing man because of what someone says…what about his denial of these horrible accusations, do they not have weight? I know Russell to be an amazing upstanding man period."



Marcille, who recently announced she is expecting a baby boy with Michael Sterling, will obviously ruffle a few feathers with her remarks. 


Simmons has already been accused of sexual assault by three women recently.

Earlier this month, model Keri Claussen Khalighi accused Simmons of forcing her to have sex when she was 17-years-old. She said Simmons and director Brett Ratner lured her to his apartment, to watch a music video.


The Times reported that Simmons began making aggressive sexual advances and yanking off Khalighi's clothing. 

She recalled, "I looked over at Brett and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face. In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together."

Khalighi said that Simmons, who was then about twice her age, tried to force her to have intercourse. "I fought it wildly," she said. He eventually relented and coerced her to perform oral sex, she alleged. "I guess I just acquiesced."


Another woman, Tanya Reid, also accused Simmons of pressuring her to perform oral sex on Ratner. 

Reid, a former hotel employee, alleged that Simmons called her at the front desk with a sexually harassing message. "I remember this very, very clearly, the exact words [Simmons] said on the phone," Reid said. "He wanted me to come upstairs so Brett could hold me down and he could [perform oral sex]."


Simmons responded by saying, "I mean no disrespect to [Reid] at all when I say I honestly do not recall my telephone conversation with a hotel front desk clerk from over a quarter-century ago."


In a guest column in the Hollywood Reporter, Jenny Lumet also accused the Def Jam co-founder of forcing her to have sex in 1991. 


In a statement, Simmons said he had a different recollection of their encounter, but said Lumet’s "feelings of fear and intimidation are real." He apologized to Lumet, who is the daughter of director Sidney Lumet .

Shortly after Lumet's accusations, Simmons announced he was stepping down from his businesses.

Actress Amanda Seales recently claimed that Simmons sexually harassed her too. 

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