This Mogul Was Just Accused of Raping a 17-Year-Old Girl With Brett Ratner | 22 Words

This Mogul Was Just Accused of Raping a 17-Year-Old Girl With Brett Ratner

By Namina Forna

The groundswell of allegations against Hollywood sexual abusers continues, and now, sickening patterns are coming to light. Earlier this month, director and producer Brett Ratner was accused of sexually assaulting six women, a claim he stringently denied. He even went so far as to sue one of his accusers for libel. Now, the Los Angeles Times has published a horrifying report alleging that Ratner not only assaulted women, he helped others do the same, especially Def Jam Recordings mogul, Russell Simmons.

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