Russell Simmons is one of the men accused of sexual assault among other political and influential figures recently and he is desperately trying to prove his innocence.
He has since stepped down from his businesses and in the wake of the latest accusation, he has done a polygraph test which according to his lawyers he has passed.
He isn’t stopping there however! On Instagram, he announced that he is starting a #NOTME campaign for men who might be also wrongly accused.
TMZ obtained this image of Simmons taking the polygraph Wednesday in the L.A. area. Russell’s camp says it was administered by a national leader in the field of polygraphing. We’re told he was asked a series of questions about the allegations made by Khalighi.
According to Simmons’ attorneys, Michael Sterling and E. Carlos Tanner, Simmons passed with flying colors, and plans to repeat the test for allegations made by 4 other women. They say Russell will release all the results once he’s completed the tests.
Russell has also created a #NotMe campaign to further assert his innocence and invites any of his accusers to take a polygraph test as well.
Uncle Rush shared his intentions via Instagram
Today, I begin to properly defend myself. I will prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges. Today, I will focus on “The Original Sin” (Keri Claussen), the claim that created this insane pile on of my #MeToo. Stay tuned! We’ll share information today… And tomorrow the case of Jenny Lumet. My intention is not to diminish the #MeToo movement in anyway, but instead hold my accusers accountable. #NotMe Again, this is not a movement against or even in conjunction with #Metoo . It’s just a statement about my innocence.
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