New York rapper 50 Cent is going to need a lot more than testimony to believe Luann de Lesseps. The G-Unit boss has fired a shot at the “Real Housewives of New York” cast member for claiming music mogul Russell Simmons sexually harassed her.
Fif went to his Instagram page Monday (April 9) to defend Russell and question Luann’s claim.
In a recent interview, Luann said Russell sexually harassed her in an elevator a few years ago.
“He grabbed my ass in an elevator, he was just a pig,” de Lesseps said. “I haven’t told anybody about that before. I was grossed out. I was like ‘How dare you.’ He invaded me, he took advantage of me, being who he is, thinking he is all ‘it,’ all everything. He thought he could just do that. I looked at him and said, ‘Don’t ever do that again.’” (The Daily Beast)
Simmons has since issued a statement to address the accusation.
She did not report it at the time. Did Simmons apologize to her, a reporter asked. “No. Of course he didn’t apologize,” replied de Lesseps sharply. Simmons, through his spokesperson Angela Pruitt, did not address de Lesseps’ accusation directly. Instead, Simmons reissued to the Daily Beast a previous statement he had given to Rolling Stone “vehemently denying” the other accusations against him. (The Daily Beast)
Recently, Simmons came through with a full-fledged response to handfuls of women accusing him of sexual assault.
Simmons told Page Six in a statement, “I am blessed to have shared extraordinary relationships, whether through work or love, with many great women and I have enormous respect for the women’s movement worldwide and their struggle for respect, dignity, equality and power. I am devastated by any reason I may have given to anyone to say or think of me in the ways that are currently being described. I have separated myself from my businesses and charities in order to not become a distraction. I have re-dedicated myself to spiritual learning, healing and working on behalf of the communities to which I have devoted my life. I have accepted that I can and should get dirt on my sleeves if it means witnessing the birth of a new consciousness about women. What I cannot accept is responsibility for what I have not done. The current allegations range from the patently untrue to the frivolous and hurtful.” (Page Six)