By Chris Spargo For Dailymail. The former model who accused Russell Simmons of sexually assaulting her twice in the same night sat down for her first television interview on Megyn Kelly Today. Keri Claussen Khalighi, 43, claimed in a Los Angeles Times story last week that she was forced to perform oral sex on Russell Simmons at her apartment in as Brett Ratner looked on, and then raped by the hip-hop impresario while she was showering after that first offense. She told Megyn that she was shocked at Simmons' denial of the allegations, saying that he even apologized to her after the fact.
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Keri Claussen Khalighi was a year-old fashion model from a farm town in Nebraska when she met Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons at a casting call. Ratner was an up-and-coming music video director and a protege of Simmons, the Def Jam Recordings mogul. They took Khalighi to dinner one night in at Mr. Quickly, Simmons began making aggressive sexual advances, yanking off her clothes, Khalighi said. Khalighi said that Simmons, who was then about twice her age, tried to force her to have intercourse.
We were both talking about what happened on that night and he actually apologized. It was a very confusing and terrifying moment. Much of the time we were in the presence of other acquaintances.
Russell Simmons shot down sexual assault allegations by one of his 16 accusers in court documents filed Wednesday. Russell Simmons, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by 16 women, claims one continued to sext him weeks after an alleged rape, according to legal documents filed on Wednesday. Days before the alleged August rape, the woman apparently wrote to him: 'love to c u soon' and 'I emailed u love' when she did not receive a reply back right away. A few weeks after the alleged second attack, she wrote to him: 'I miss you Russell I want to see u OK', according to the documents. Simmons said he ignored the messages. Phat Farm clothing creator Simmons and self-proclaimed 'writer and yoga instructor' Jarosik have been 'casual' acquaintances for over a decade, he said. The documents allege the woman has a 'propensity to exaggerate,' suffers 'untreated mental health issues,' and is 'unfit to properly parent' her young son. Amid the new claims, Jarosik's attorney, Perry C.