Terry Crews has slammed Russell Simmons after the producer was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage model in 1991 while director Brett Ratner allegedly watched.
On Sunday, Crews, 49, shared a screenshot of an email he allegedly received from Simmons about the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor’s claims that he was sexually assaulted by agent Adam Venit.
In the message, Simmons allegedly urged Crews to “give the agent a pass [and] ask that he be reinstated.”
“Message Russell Simmons sent to me regarding my sexual assault case against Adam Venit of @WME,” Crews wrote alongside the image before adding: “Dear @UncleRUSH — NO ONE GETS A PASS.”
Message Russell Simmons sent to me regarding my sexual assault case against Adam Venit of @WME:
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) November 19, 2017
Crews’ comments come just after the Los Angeles Times published a report in which a woman named Keri Claussen Khalighi claimed Simmons and Ratner sexually assaulted her when she was 17 years old.
Khalighi — who was an aspiring model at the time — told the L.A. Times that one night in 1991, the men took her out to dinner and then afterwards back to Simmons’ apartment. She said she thought they were going to watch a music video the two men had made.
However, when she got inside, Khalighi claimed that Simmons began making aggressive sexual advances towards her and taking off her clothes.
“I looked over at Brett and said ‘Help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face,” she said. “In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together.”
Khalighi also alleged that Simmons tried to force her to have intercourse with him, and after she protested, he coerced her to perform oral sex while Ratner “just sat there and watched.”
Afterwards, Khalighi claimed she took a shower and Simmons allegedly briefly penetrated her without her consent.
In a statement to the L.A. Times, Simmons claimed that everything that happened between him and Khalighi “occurred with her full consent and participation.” Ratner’s attorney Martin Singer told the L.A. Times that his client had “no recollection” of Khalighi asking for help or witnessing her “protest” any sexual encounter. Singer did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Simmons also posted a lengthy statement on Facebook in response to the article saying, “I know Keri Claussen Khalighi and remember the weekend in 1991 that she has referenced. Everything that happened between us 26 years ago was completely consensual and with Keri’s full participation.”
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SOURCE: People – Maria Pasquini