Simmons is demanding the money “for purposes of publicity, which this case has garnered,” according to legal documents obtained by E! News. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, sued Simmons for $10,000,000 in civil court in March alleging that the Def Jam founder raped her after a concert she attended with her young son in Sacramento, Calif., nearly three decades ago. The case was eventually thrown out because the statute of limitations had passed.
The amount requested is specifically for legal fees Simmons paid for during the litigation period with Doe, according to the court filing.
Simmons had to resign from all of his companies once the news broke. He posted the following tweet Monday:
Don’t stop dreaming because you had a nightmare pic.twitter.com/3ydxFTCyU8
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 13, 2018