She says Simmons took her back to his apartment to show her a music video they were working on, but when they arrived, he made aggressive advances towards her.
She struggled as Simmons undressed her, but eventually acquiesced and gave him oral sex.
Baker, a singer, told the Simmons denied the women's claims. These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual," Simmons's said in a statement to the I have enormous respect for the women’s movement worldwide and their struggle for respect, dignity, equality and power."In November, Simmons stepped away from his business empire after he was accused of sexual assault by screenwriter Jenny Lumet in a piece published by ."While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real," Simmons said in a statement last month.
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I am a supporter of the #Me Too campaign and the victims who were previously terrified to stand up and speak out against sexual misconduct.
I completely and unequivocally deny the horrendous allegations of non-consensual sex against me with every fiber of my being.
“Much of the time we were in the presence of other acquaintances.
I’m deeply saddened and truly shocked to learn of Keri’s assertions as to what happened over the course of that weekend.” Also Read: Colin Jost Tears Into ' SNL' Alum Al Franken Over Sexual Misconduct on Weekend Update (Video) In the LA Times report, Khalighi said that Simmons invited her to dinner with Ratner, who at the time was a music video director and Simmons’ protege.
I’m deeply saddened and truly shocked to learn of Keri’s assertions as to what happened over the course of that weekend. Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being.
I have always spoken out regarding my life experiences, women’s issues and the need to bring a faster and more decisive shift in the collective consciousness that will help bring about true women’s equality.
Ratner, who was accused of sexual harassment in an earlier LA Times piece, has stepped down from day-to-day operations as head of his production banner, Ratpac Entertainment, with Warner Bros. Simmons says that he has been a longtime supporter of women’s rights, saying that “Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being.” “I have always spoken out regarding my life experiences, women’s issues and the need to bring a faster and more decisive shift in the collective consciousness that will help bring about true women’s equality,” he said.
“More than anything, I want my daughters to live in a more equal world and a world where they will not become victims of sexual harassment.” Also Read: Harvey Weinstein's Hitlist for Investigators Included Rose Mc Gowan, 90 Others (Report) Read Simmons’ full statement below: As a long-time social activist, I have applauded the strength of the brave men and women who have spoken out over the past month and made their voices heard regarding sexual assault and harassment.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal, women and men alike have been more vocal about speaking out against unwanted sexual advances and contact.