Wednesday, April 22, 2020

First Look at Russell Simmons HBO Documentary


Last year HBO picked up the controversial unauthorized documentary about Russell Simmons' alleged sexual misconduct featuring former Def Jam A&R Drew Dixon [click here if you missed that].

The official trailer for 'On The Record' has just been released...



Drew is one of more than a dozen women who have come forward accusing Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct [click here if you missed that].

These days Russell can be found on Instagram Live teaching daily yoga classes from his home in Bali [click here if you missed that].

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The terms of what is acceptable behavior has changed. Right is right and wrong is wrong. Things that were acceptable in the 70s 80s and 90s especially in the hip hop music industry are not acceptable in the age of me too. I do feel some empathy for the women however I do not take what they said as gospel either. There are two sides to every story and the truth always lies somewhere in between.

Anonymous said...

Did she quit her job? Or stay? Did she keep going to events etc? Just wondering. Rape is serious. It's a big jump from harrassment. I don't get how you get raped and don't say nothing right away.

R in NYC said...

I will definitely be watching it. Russell better stay his azz in Bali.

ms mac said...

I believe her. I think he probably forced himself on her just like I believe most of the women who have accused Weinstein, Epstein, Cosby, RKelly, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Louis CK, Tavis Smiley, Matt Lauer, etc., etc., etc. Powerful men or men who are being groomed to be powerful, and even your garden variety type of men can be egotistical, have a high sense of entitlement and refuse to be disregarded or rejected. They learn early on not to take no for an answer because it's a sign of weakness to lose. Their show of power is integral to them succeeding and it's what helps to make them become millionaires, moguls, bosses or leaders. I mean think about it. What else are they supposed to do with all that control? Fix the world? Make life better for others? No. They're taught to create an environment that caters to them and their wants, needs and whims.

It's not that these women aren't actual victims or that they don't experience trauma which leaves them feeling helpless. It's that it's hard for some people to see them as victims when they don't speak up or go to the police right away. If a woman had her purse snatched or if a stranger punched her in the face, she probably wouldn't hesitate to press charges. She would want to recover her damages and get justice immediately. But if a man she knows assaults her (sexually or otherwise) she may keep quiet out of fear of losing him, losing her job, being slut shamed, whatever. And a lot of that is tied to how she views herself. It can also be tied to her own agenda and how she weighs her options (what are her losses versus her gains by not saying something). And I know having children can also play a role in the decision making. But if as women we continue to see ourselves as victims only at the hands of strangers but not at the hands of an acquaintance/lover/boss, this unfair power dynamic will continue. That has to change.

And I know it's complicated and goes deep into the psychological and emotional manipulation but like I said, something has to change. I'm not pretending there's a one size fits all answer. I'm just suggesting that women either have to make the difficult choice of choosing themselves over these men or there's always going to be skepticism when they speak their truth; especially if they wait years and years to bring it to light. Every action or inaction has a consequence. And that's not victim blaming. That's a fact.

Anonymous said...

Once you tell you get Black Listed. That causes low self esteem and you questions your self worth.

Anonymous said...

I feel like if you kept quiet not to lose your job then that's the choice you made. You were telling that person it was ok. I just don't condone complying with rape for any reason. If you said no and fought back... there's no going back after that. Maybe for some that was ok then... but now and in the future at the very least grown women should not let anyone rape them and wait decades to tell the truth.

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Anonymous said...

Ms Whack 11:48pm

Go take your meds, hot bath, and relax. Life is to short.

ms mac said...

5:56PM, Beeyatch please hop off my clit. You're fascinated and conflicted all at the same damn time. You still stewing from the other other day? Take your own advice and relax ya damn self. Can't stand me (allegedly) but love writing my name. Quite an annoying little fucker aren't you?

Anonymous said...

Ms Whacko 7:17pm
When your name is called WHACKO your crazy ass shows up, like clock work. Fuck you and every bitch in your family who looks like you.

Anonymous said...

Another intricate plot the b***h said I raped her...another lying azz bird seeking a check.

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