Def Jam's co founder, Russell Simmons was accused of sexually assaulting over a dozen women last year. On Wednesday, February 23 Simmons took to Instagram posting, "Temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance."
In amid of Russell Simmons' sexual assault controversies, Foxy Brown who was signed to Def Jam as a teenager, in an open letter defends Mr. Simmons.
Foxy Brown states the following on her IG:
"An open letter.....Attesting to the character of the man who,as a teenager saved my life. Salaciousness and scandal garners headlines. Cowards cower, during times of tumult. But as inarguably, Russell’s biggest Def Jam female protege, (who birthed an era of overtly evocative stars), the man I’ve known and loved,was nothing more than the respectful, respected, gentleman and GODFATHER OF HIP-HOP we’ve all adored.In staunch support, Praying for you Russ! Let’s send our LOVE. Fox"
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