NYPD opens investigation into Russell Simmons after sexual misconduct allegations

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Friday, December 15, 2017
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- The NYPD has opened an investigation into Russell Simmons based on the allegations of sexual misconduct made by nearly a dozen women.

Some of the encounters were alleged to have happened in New York, though appear to be beyond the statute of limitations.

A police source described the investigation as routine and preliminary.

Simmons recently disputed one of the alleged incidents from 1991, saying, "I completely and unequivocally deny the horrendous allegations of non-consensual sex against me with every fiber of my being."

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