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California Judge Tosses Sexual Assault Suit against Russell Simmons
November 26, 2020
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Epstein granted Simmons a motion to dismiss that lawsuit after the anonymous alleged victim failed to respond to a court order regarding the statute of limitations. The judge said he found that the woman's claims were legally time-barred since she alleged the incident happened in 1988 and only filed her suit in March 2018. ... read more »
Russell Simmons Leads Hip-Hop Elite in Praising New Police Reform Legislation
June 11, 2020
Def Jam Founder Russell Simmons has led a coalition of others in the rap world in praising a proposal released on Monday, June 8, by Congressional and Senate Democrats, while also pushing their own agenda. ... read more »
Russell Simmons Tells #MeToo, Not Me
August 14, 2018
Media mogul ... is seeking almost $35,000 in legal reparations from one of his rape accusers and her lawyer, ... on Monday. Simmons is demanding the money “for purposes of publicity, ... read more »
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Music Mogul Kevin Liles Partners with Verizon to Host Freestyle50 Competition
September 14, 2017
Liles left Def Jam in 2004 for Warner Music Group, where he served as the executive vice president until 2009. ... read more »
History of Black Entertainment from 1980-90s
February 18, 2016
On January 25, 1980, Bob Johnson launched Black Entertainment Television (BET). The network originally broadcasted for two hours a week as a block programming on Nickelodeon. It wasn’t until 1983 when BET became a full-fledged channel, where the lineup consisted of mostly music videos and reruns of popular Black sitcoms. ... read more »
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