Monday, December 04, 2017

Amanda Seales Shares Russell Simmons Sexual Harassment Tale


Last week Russell Simmons stepped away from running his empire after Lena Horn's granddaughter, writer Jenny Lumet, accused him of sexually assaulting her back in the 90s, prompted by Russell's denial of another woman's accusations against him [click here if you missed that].

Now actress / activist Amanda Seales adds her name to list of women sexually harassed by Russell Simmons...


PSA: For anyone who says, “Why’d they wait so long?” You wait because as a woman raised in a patriarchal, “Bros before Hoes”, sexist, “but what were you wearing” society you understand power dynamics and that even when there are witnesses to any level of sexual harassment/assault it will always be you who is questioned for incurring the offense. You wait because you know your vision is bigger than their indiscretion and refuse to let it derail you from your goals. You wait because you don’t even want to acknowledge the fuckery for longer than you have to when you know the odds are there will be no consequences, you’ll be dismissed, or worse defiled yet again and would rather get on with the positive things in your life. You wait because, especially when it’s a black man of prestige, you are conditioned to not speak defamatory truths for fear it will undermine their contributions to the community. Lastly, you wait, because you don’t even wanna believe it ya damn self. No matter how seemingly benign or intrusive, no one wants to endure this, particularly in professional settings. Yet, so many of us have so many of these stories and we come to operate like a clandestine anti-#creeplifes coalition of alerting others to, “watch out for so and so”. Let that be no more. It is not okay. It is not the culture. It is not your fault. Expose them. #igstorygems
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really don't like this loudmouth girl but one thing she has always been is honest....I believe her

Anonymous said...

If they say he did that.... then he did that shit!! - Kanan (Power)

Anonymous said...

I am here for these victims and their accounts of the fuckery bestowed upon them by this PEDOPHILE. TERRY CREWS is running around Hollywood laughing his ass off.

Anonymous said...

Something is wrong with this nutty bitch. She attempts to insert herself into everything. He said some out of pocket, he should have strategically been checked at that moment and then moved on. She could have kept this shit to herself.

Anonymous said...

I agree 10:04. Many of these instances should've been checked immediately! Most women get unwanted advances and it's imperative to make it clear, no matter who the person is, that you will not tolerate it. That simple. Don't get me wrong. I still stand w the victims because not everyone knows how to shut ppl down and may need extra support.

Nestafan2 said...

10:04 & 10:12, what you two don't understand about these type of men is that shutting them down will only make them double down and come on even stronger because they can't take the rejection. People always talk about what they would do if a certain thing happens to them but will do the opposite when it actually happens.

Anonymous said...

Shit is never said, or checked, because these powerful people use their influence and so called power to incite conversations like this, and know they won't be checked. She wanted to work with him, and in order to do so, she had to endure his perversion. He's always been a sleazeball, but whether we stand with Amanda or not, he's still a treacherous POS. Hell, let's not forget the bs with the Rushcard.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I'm waiting for all the men to come forward on Russell, Bryan Singer, LA Reid, and countless unseen Hollywood Producers, Directors, Agents, etc. What of the boys and girls alleged to have been molested and assaulted?

Russell is a small fish. Somebody call me when H@nks and Spielberg are put on blast. Are they even in the country right now?

Anonymous said...

@9:31 I saw And heard .50 Cent’s voice!!!

Hilarious

Pebbles said...

U not gonna step down from money over a lie, there's some truth to it.

Anonymous said...

Should Eva's baby's daddy word have weight when she accused him of ringing her bell? Ijs

Anonymous said...

She's reaching. That's classic, blunt, foul-mouthed Russell. Would it be better if he said "I'm sorry, have we ever had sexual relations? My memory is terrible and I want to make it clear that that will not influence my decision on whether or not I should work with you."

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