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One of the Rape Lawsuits Against Russell Simmons Has Been Dropped

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Russell Simmons will be facing one less sexual-assault lawsuit. In January, a documentary filmmaker named Jennifer Jarosik filed a $5 million lawsuit against Simmons, alleging that he lured her to his home with the promise of discussing a film project, and then raped her. (In an official response to the court filing earlier this month, Simmons claimed he had a consensual sexual relationship with Jarosik.) On Wednesday, Jarosik dropped her claim, and “the parties filed a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Simmons still faces another $10 million lawsuit for raping an unnamed accuser. He has denied all of the many sexual-misconduct claims made against him.

A Rape Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons Has Been Dropped