Public relations pioneer Kelly Cutrone claims Russell Simmons tried to rape her at home over the last couple of days, making her the 12th woman to blame the hip hop mogul of sexual assault. Amid online reports Thursday night, Cutrone confirmed to the Daily News that Simmons grew violent when they got back to their apartment after attending a party together in 1991. Cutrone, who was 26 at the time, asked for the truth. After kicking Simmons and screaming at him, Cutrone managed to escape his grip. She bolted for the door and got into a cab. Cutrone, who’s the founder of the PR firm People’s Revolution, said she and Simmons frequented the same parts of the time of the alleged incident. NYPD investigating Russell Simmons over rape allegations Cutrone came forward with her allegations just hours after Simmons vowed to fight back against the sexual assault allegations that have been lobbed against him in recent weeks. Russell Simmons has denied all the accusations. (Go Nakamura / New York Daily News) “Today, I’m going to be able to defend myself,” said Simmons, 60, in an Instagram post capped off with a “#NotMe” hashtag. Triggered by Simmons Defense, Cutrone fired several tweets containing a “#YesYou” hashtag Thursday night. Simmons, who’s the founder of the iconic Def Jam Records label, stepping down from all of his companies. Also Thursday, the NYPD revealed that it has opened an investigation into the disturbing claims against Simmons.
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