​Russell Simmons claims lie detector test proves he didn’t sexually assault anyone


Russell Simmons has said the results of a lie detector test show that he did not sexually assault model Keri Claussen Khalighi.
An image obtained by TMZ purports to show taking the polygraph Wednesday in the Los Angeles area which Russell’s camp says was administered by a national leader in the field of polygraphing.
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 1991 as Brett Ratner looked on, and then raped by the hip-hop impresario while she was showering after that first offense.
The same night sat down for her first television interview on on Megyn Kelly Today.
She told Megyn that she was shocked at Simmons’ denial of the allegations, saying that he even apologized to her after the fact.
Simmons responded to that claims soon after by stating the sex was consensual and sharing three affidavits from individuals he claims were also in the apartment that weekend.
All three said there was no evidence of sexual assault, a conclusion they came too based on the demeanor of Khalighi that weekend.
None of those men – two of whom were anonymous and the third being Simmons’ former assistant – witnessed the actual sexual acts in question between Simmons and the then-17-year-old model.
‘Russell and I have actually had a face-to-face confrontation around this, we’ve had phone conversations, where we have had a conversation about what happened, where there was no dispute of what we were talking about,’ said Khalighi to Megyn on Wednesday.
We were both talking about what happened on that night and he actually apologized. And part of what is so confusing and retraumatizing is what he is speaking about privately with me, is completely different than what has come out publicly. ‘
She went on to say that the ‘lies and the denial’ were ‘really, really upsetting, disappointing and quite honestly, just repugnant.’
Simmons responded to the allegations in a lengthy letter published by The Hollywood Reporter a few hours after Khalighi’s appearance on Today.
‘In our meeting many years later, and subsequent conversations, Keri never accused me of what she has said publicly,’ wrote Simmons.
‘She insisted I was not violent. She did tell me her boyfriend and many others found out about our long weekend together and she said she was ashamed by that discovery.’
He then added: ‘I am sorry for the embarrassment she recounted to me.’