DMX’s memorial service was held over the weekend and several celebrities spoke during the service to pay tribute to the late rapper.
But folks were not happy to see Russell Simmons speak.
RUSSELL SIMMONS DENIES SEXUAL ASSAULT
“I had been through struggles. So, I had all these experiences so I could relate to this man, and I know I was very lucky to have escaped. And this brother was going through what I had been through, and I knew it,” the Def Jam founder said. “And I did very little,” Simmons added. “And I’ll never forget that I didn’t do much to help.”
Fans decided to share the trailer of HBO’s On The Record documentary about several women who have accused him of rape and sexual assault.
Simmons has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault by 20 women. He was forced to step down from his positions in Def Jam Recordings and other companies as a result of these allegations before he moved to Bali, Indonesia. Simmons cannot be extradited to the US from Bali to face charges — but he has visited the country several times and not been arrested.
R. Kelly is in jail (rightfully so),but one day we need to have the conversation about Russell Simmons.
This man is LIVE via satellite from Bali speaking at DMX’s funeral like he doesn’t have over a dozen women accusing him of sexual abuse and rape.
— I AM KIARA (@OriginalFox_) April 25, 2021
It’s really amazing in the most unsurprising way how men in the industry fully ignore the many, many documented allegations against Russell Simmons… Unless of course they’re attempting to refute them
— Ivie Ani (@ivieani) April 21, 2021
— Ba ♋️ (@Ba_saidit) April 25, 2021
Russell Simmons is trending and not because of this, so here's this instead. https://t.co/V9GVYO0aT7
— Daniel José Older (@djolder) April 25, 2021
Russell Simmons out here sitting Indian style on his sofa located on an island where he can't be extradited back to the US for his crimes against women! Theeeee Nerve!!!! Bye! #BETRemembersDMX
— Tonya Renee' (@Tee2theB) April 25, 2021
Since Russell Simmons is trending it’s a good time to recommend this documentary on HBO Max. He sexually assaulted women and ruined their lives/careers for many many years. He is a horrible human being and my heart goes out to the survivors forced to see him again. https://t.co/Ek1UHiApt8
— Lauren McKenzie (@TheMcKenziest) April 25, 2021