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Kimora Lee Simmons Defends Ex-Husband Russell Simmons Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
“I add my voice to the chorus of those speaking out against harassment and violence in all its forms,” Lee Simmons, 42, wrote in a lengthy Instagram post defending her husband while also supporting the #MeToo movement on 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,” she added.
Continuing her statement, Lee Simmons added, “This is a pivotal moment in which men are being held accountable for their abuses of power and denigrating behavior towards women in all spheres. As a mother of two daughters, I believe that no one should ever be shamed or portrayed as an unreliable witness to their own experience for speaking up. Nor should anyone be condemned legally without due process and a fair trial.”
“My sincere hope is that anyone faced with harassment or assault reports it to their organization and/or law enforcement, though I understand that in many cases, this may not be possible. I remain committed as always to fighting injustice and inequity in all its forms. God Bless,” she concluded.