Oprah Winfrey backs out of Russell Simmons sexual assault documentary
I give Oprah a lot of credit for sticking her neck out and going against so of the UPPER-CRUST black men in show business.
Oprah Winfrey has backed out as executive producer of a documentary created to shine a light on sexual assault in the music industry.
The media mogul announced her decision to step away from the project this week, nearly one month after receiving backlash from Russell Simmons, one of the accused assaulters featured in the documentary. She also shared that it will no longer air on Apple TV+.
The documentary features Drew Dixon, who is one of the multiple women who made sexual assault allegations against Simmons, 62. The famed record executive was accused of rape by at least three women in 2017 and adamantly denied the allegations.
As we may expect, some of the black supporters of Simmons are getting down on Oprah for taking the other side. Simmons claimed that he’s “never been violent or forced myself on anyone.” His statement was backed by rapper 50 Cent, who accused the television icon of producing a project that unfairly targeted black men.
“I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men,” 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, wrote on social media. “No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal [sic] jackson and Russell Simmons this s–t is sad.”
Cosby and R. Kelly have “JAIL” written over their images while the four remaining men — all of whom are white — have “WALK” written over them.
Anyone that can defend The Never Never Land former owner is a sick puppy. Would they let their kid spend a night with the freak?? I hate to hear the answer.
Are they trying to imply, Mr Huxtible and Kelly are innocent or treated unjustly?? What difference does it make what color the skin of a rapist or molesters is. A scumbag is a scumbag is a scum bag, no matter how much their vine (suit) costs. BUTT some fools love to play the race card when their ass is against the wall.
It is about time the ladies that have been raped or molested (no matter what color their skin is) by some heavy-hitters get their day in court.
Hats off to Oprah for going against the grain and doing the right thing.