Ratner, who was accused of sexual harassment in an earlier LA Times piece, has stepped down from day-to-day operations as head of his production banner, Ratpac Entertainment, with Warner Bros. Simmons says that he has been a longtime supporter of women’s rights, saying that “Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being.” “I have always spoken out regarding my life experiences, women’s issues and the need to bring a faster and more decisive shift in the collective consciousness that will help bring about true women’s equality,” he said.
“More than anything, I want my daughters to live in a more equal world and a world where they will not become victims of sexual harassment.” Also Read: Harvey Weinstein's Hitlist for Investigators Included Rose Mc Gowan, 90 Others (Report) Read Simmons’ full statement below: As a long-time social activist, I have applauded the strength of the brave men and women who have spoken out over the past month and made their voices heard regarding sexual assault and harassment.
In 2002, he focused on Malaysia, a rapidly growing market where he saw little competition from other banks, a person familiar with the matter said.
Tall and blonde, Leissner’s appearance stood out in Malaysia but, his manner meshed well with the Malaysian mindset and he developed a strong stable of clients, a person familiar with Leissner said.
“Much of the time we were in the presence of other acquaintances.
I’m deeply saddened and truly shocked to learn of Keri’s assertions as to what happened over the course of that weekend.” Also Read: Colin Jost Tears Into ' SNL' Alum Al Franken Over Sexual Misconduct on Weekend Update (Video) In the LA Times report, Khalighi said that Simmons invited her to dinner with Ratner, who at the time was a music video director and Simmons’ protege.
Russell Simmons responded on Sunday to a Los Angeles Times article in which model Keri Claussen Khalighi said the Def Jam producer sexually assaulted her when she was 17 while movie producer Brett Ratner watched.