Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons went their separate ways in 2006 but have remained great friends and co-parents to daughters Aoki Lee and Ming Lee.
The designer recently addressed the slew of sexual assault allegations being thrown at her ex-husband, sharing her thoughts via Instagram.
“I add my voice to the chorus of those speaking out against harassment and violence in all its forms,” the 42-year-old mother wrote Thursday.
“I have known Russell for over 25 years. We were close friends, married, divorced, and have remained friends, co-parents and partners throughout it all. These allegations against him are nothing like the person I have known in all that time. I have known him to be a caring and supportive father and someone who has worked tirelessly to uplift disenfranchised communities.”
The Def Jam founder has been accused of various levels of sexual misconduct by several women, including a photographer who is currently suing the mogul for $5 million for allegedly raping her at his Hollywood Hills, California home.
Simmons maintains his innocence.
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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