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Filmmaker's rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons is dismissed

Wednesday - 25/04/2018 20:43
A federal lawsuit accusing music mogul Russell Simmons of raping a documentary filmmaker in 2016 was dismissed Wednesday.
Jennifer Jarosik, pictured with Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, alleged in a federal lawsuit that the music mogul raped her in 2016. The lawsuit was dismissed Wednesday by agreement from both parties.
Jennifer Jarosik, pictured with Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, alleged in a federal lawsuit that the music mogul raped her in 2016. The lawsuit was dismissed Wednesday by agreement from both parties.

The $5-million suit, filed in January by Jennifer Jarosik, was dismissed by agreement from Jarosik and Simmons' attorneys. No reason was given in the court filing for the agreement to dismiss the case "with prejudice," meaning the suit can't be filed again.

An attorney for Jarosik did not immediately return a request for comment. A representative for Simmons declined to comment and did not respond to a question about whether the case had been settled.

Simmons still faces a $10-million lawsuit filed last month in L.A. County Superior Court by a woman identified only as "Jane Doe," who alleged Simmons forced himself on her in his hotel room after a concert in 1988. In his reply, Simmons called the allegation "pure fiction" and an extortion attempt.

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