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Sexuality in Conversation

Russell Simmons' #NotMe Manifesto Has Completely Backfired

The list of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful public figures continues to grow at a disheartening pace, but none of the accused have responded to claims quite like Russell Simmons. After multiple women named him as their attacker—13 to date—the hip hop mogul and founder of Def Jam Recordings opted to make a public proclamation of innocence in the form of a #NotMe manifesto, telling his social media followers and anyone who cared to read his message how he planned to clear his name.

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