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Foxy Brown Defends Russell Simmons Amid Sexual Assault Controversies

Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons’ fall from grace began last year when he was accused sexually assaultinga 17-year-old model back in 1991.

Veteran rapper Foxy Brown, who signed to Def Jam as a teenager, voiced her support for the Hip Hop mogul Instagram on Saturday (February 24), dubbingher caption an “open letter.”

With Sizzla’s “Solid As a Rock” playing in the background, she shared a photo herself with Simmons at a fashion show.

“An open letter……….Attesting to the character the man who, as a teenager saved my life,” Brown wrote. “Salaciousness and scandal garners headlines. Cowards cower. But as inarguably, Russells biggest Def Jam female protege, (who birthed an era overtly evocative stars), the man Ive known and loved, was nothing more than the respectful, respected, gentleman and GODFATHER OF HIP-HOP weve all adored. In staunch support,Praying for you Russ! Lets send our LOVE.”

Since the initial allegations, Simmons has been accused sexual misconduct by over a dozen woman. He’s reportedly under investigation by NYPD’s Special Victims Unit.

Simmons also faces a $5 million lawsuit by one the women identified as Jennifer Jarosik for an alleged rape that occurred in 2016.

Earlier this week, Uncle Rush announced he was temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance.”

In an Instagram post Tuesday (February 20), the Rush Communications founder said he’s spending time in Bali, meditating at holy sites and practicing asanas.