NYPD Opens Investigation Into Russell Simmons Rape Allegations

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The New York Police Department has opened up an investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against rap mogul Russell Simmons, the Los Angeles Times reports. The police force’s special victims unit has reportedly begun reaching out to the women who have accused Simmons of sexual misconduct, including rape. Simmons has denied the allegations against him and wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday that he will “properly defend himself.” TMZ reported that Simmons took a polygraph test this week relating to the allegations from model Keri Claussen Khalighi that Simmons sexually assaulted her.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast