Russell Simmons Investigated by NYPD for Sexual Assault Claims
The L.A. Times reports that after several women have come forward accusing music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault, the NYPD is now investigating Simmons.
An anonymous source told the publication that police are looking into the growing number of accusations and police have initiated contact with the women to look at their claims.
“We were made aware of the alleged crime through the media, and we anticipate there will be more who come forward,” the NYPD source told the Times. "We’re in the process of setting up interviews and if any victims want to come forward, they should contact us."
In all, a total of 11 women have come forward to accuse Simmons of sexual misconduct, with accusations ranging from sexual harassment to rape. Last month, Simmons stepped down from his businesses.
However, he's vehemently denied the rape accusations, and recently took a polygraph test to clear his name. Once he takes the test for all of the allegations against him, he will make the results public, his lawyers say. His lawyers have called for all of his accusers to submit to a polygraph.