Brett Ratner Accused of Watching as Russell Simmons Sexually Assaulted a 17-Year-Old: ‘They Were in It Together’

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Brett Ratner Accused of Watching as Russell Simmons Sexually Assaulted a 17-Year-Old: ‘They Were in It Together’
Brett Ratner faces new allegations of sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report accounting the experiences of several women, one of whom says Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons coerced her into performing oral sex on him while Ratner looked on. The alleged incident took place in 1991, when Keri Claussen Khalighi was 17 years old.

She told the Times that Simmons and Ratner took her to dinner before suggesting they go back to Simmons’ apartment to watch a music video they’d been working on; once there, Khalighi alleges, Simmons made sexual advances toward her and tore off her clothes.

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“I looked over at Brett and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face,” she said. “In that moment, the realization fell on
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