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The Latest: Russell Simmons writes response to allegations

NEW YORK — The Latest on passionate nuisance allegations opposite celebrities and media (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

Def Jam Records noble Russell Simmons has penned an letter in response to an explain from a indication that he intimately assaulted her in 1991, reiterating that a attribute was consensual and not violent.

Model Keri Claussen Khalighi alleges Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and after penetrated her but her agree in his New York apartment. Simmons has doubtful her account.

Simmons stretched on his position in The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, observant his “loathing of any form of attack and abuse has been woven into all of my personal interactions.” He suggested that Khalighi’s indictment came from feeling shame.

Simmons writes that he “never committed any acts of charge or attack in my life” or would “never intentionally means fear or mistreat to anyone.”

He added: “For any women from my past who we might have offended, we unequivocally apologize. we am still evolving.”


3:05 p.m.

Arizona State University is deliberation revoking an capacity given to Charlie Rose after several women who worked with him during CBS News and PBS purported a settlement of passionate misconduct, including groping and walking exposed in front of them.

The university’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication released a matter on Monday describing a reports as “deeply troubling.” Rose was given a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2015.

School vanguard Christopher Callahan told The Arizona Republic in a story published Tuesday that a preference could be done by Friday when a capacity house of curators skeleton to meet. The capacity has never been revoked.

CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Rose on Tuesday. Rose apologized for his actions in a matter late Monday.


11:40 a.m.

British media contend military are questioning a second explain of passionate attack opposite actor Kevin Spacey.

London’s Metropolitan Police force says it has perceived a censure “of passionate assaults opposite a man” in 2005.

The force didn’t brand Spacey as a purported perpetrator. British military don’t name suspects until they are charged.

But it pronounced a same male was indicted Nov. 1 of another attack in 2008. The think in that box has been widely named in British media as Spacey.

The Oscar-winning actor led London’s Old Vic Theatre between 2004 and 2015.

The new explain was done to military a day after a Old Vic pronounced it had perceived 20 claims of inapt function by Spacey and had speedy many complainants to go to a police.


11:15 a.m.

Nick Carter says he’s “shocked and saddened” by accusations done by a thespian who pronounced he raped her about 15 years ago.

Melissa Schuman of a lady organisation Dream wrote in a blog post that she was “forced to rivet in an act opposite my will.” She pronounced a Backstreet Boy took her virginity.

But Carter says in a matter Wednesday that “Melissa never voiced to me while we were together or during any time given that anything we did was not consensual.”

He adds that he “was always deferential and understanding of Melissa both privately and professionally.”

Dream was sealed to Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records and constructed a strike “He Loves U Not.”

Schuman and Carter available song together after she pronounced he pounded her.


10 a.m.

The morning uncover where Charlie Rose worked until being dismissed Tuesday is stating that dual women during CBS News explain that Rose grabbed them inappropriately, with one observant he also whispered a passionate innuendo.

The accusations came to light after CBS News President David Rhodes dismissed Rose on Tuesday for what he called “extremely unfortunate and frightful behavior” by a horde toward women during his PBS speak show. PBS has also cut ties to Rose.

“CBS This Morning” pronounced 3 women during CBS have reported bungle by Rose. The network pronounced one didn’t wish sum of her accusations done public, and all 3 requested anonymity. Rose has apologized for his actions.

Rose’s former co-host Gayle King pronounced Wednesday that it’s critical to keep stating on a story.


This object has been corrected in a second divide to uncover that Rose was fired.


8 a.m.

Veteran news horde Charlie Rose’s banishment during CBS creates him a latest in a fibre of distinguished reporters felled abruptly by accusations of passionate misconduct.

News organizations aren’t a usually companies holding prompt measures opposite a accused. But they face sold vigour to act since of a risk of losing a audience’s trust as they cover a sex scandals coursing by politics, Hollywood and a media itself.

CBS News boss David Rhodes pronounced Tuesday that a network’s credit in a stating requires credit in a approach it deals with misconduct inside a network.

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