Keri Claussen Khalighi told The Los Angeles Times she met Ratner and Simmons at a casting call and the men would take her out to dinner one night in 1991 and then back to Simmon's NY apartment to show her a music video they'd been working on, the newspaper reported.
Simmons, in his statement on Sunday morning, said he knows Khaligi and remembers spending time with her one weekend in 1991, but denies that he assaulted her.
Narrating how the incident unfolded, Khalighi said the record boss' friends brought her back to his apartment to show her a music video they were working.
Khalighi said once in the apartment, Simmons became sexually aggressive, yanking off her clothes.
"I looked over at Brett and said, 'Help me, ' and I'll never forget the look on his face", Khalighi old the Times.
'In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together'.
Simmons attempted forcing her to have intercourse, Khalighi said, but after fighting wildly, he relented and coerced her to perform oral sex.
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Khalighi told the Times that she felt so "disgusting" after her encounter that she went to take a shower, only to be approached by Simmons again. She forced him to leave.
"It hurt so much", Khalighi recalled.
Khalighi claims she's run into Simmons on multiple occasions since then, and he's been remorseful about the incident - which he also denies.
Simmons and Ratner are also accused of sexually assaulting two more women, one in 1994 and another in 2001. "Minutes later, she alleged, Simmons walked up behind her in the shower and briefly penetrated her without her consent".
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Meanwhile, Ratner - through his attorney - said he had "no recollection" of Khalighi asking for his help and said he did not see her "protest". "Everything that occurred between us 26 years ago was completely consensual and with Keri's full participation". A previous Times piece from November 1 also detailed the claims of six others.
"I'm deeply saddened and truly shocked to learn of Keri's assertions as to what happened over the course that weekend", he continued.
"I'm really in very scary space if u have time", Simmons texted. "Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being", Simmons wrote. I have always spoken out regarding my life experiences, women's issues and the need to bring a faster and more decisive shift in the collective consciousness that will help bring about true women's equality. "He said he was young and stupid and blinded by Russell's sway over him".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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