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Russell Simmons Sued for Another Alleged Rape

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has been hit with a $10 million suit accusing him of rape.

In a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, a woman identified only as Jane Doe accused Simmons of raping her in his hotel room. The complaint does not give much detail about when or where the alleged incident occurred. Simmons has been accused by at least nine women of various forms of sexual misconduct, and was sued for an alleged rape in January. He has adamantly denied wrongdoing.

The new lawsuit claims that the woman met Simmons at a concert, where she was chaperoning her son. According to the complaint, Simmons invited her to an after-party. She dropped off her son with a baby-sitter before joining Simmons at the hotel where he was saying. They went to a nightclub before returning to his room.

The suit alleges that Simmons lured her into the room, promising that he was not interested in sex because he was dating a well-known model. Once she was inside the room, however, the suit claims Simmons said, “I am going to f— you,” and that he also threatened her son.

“Simmons threw her on the bed and raped her,” the suit reads.

In a statement, Simmons denied the claim and said he had passed a lie detector test.

“I vehemently deny all the allegations made against me,” he said. “They have shocked me to my core as I have never been abusive or violent in any way in my relations with women. I have submitted myself to multiple lie detector tests. I denied forced sex and sexual harassment allegations brought against me in each test; I also answered no to the question, ‘Have you ever physically forced any woman to have sexual intercourse?’ I passed all of the lie detector tests.”

The suit was filed by attorney A. Douglas Mastroianni.

Simmons stepped aside from his businesses when allegations against him first surfaced in November.

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