Speaking for the first time on camera, Oprah says she knew her decision to pull out of a documentary about allegations against Russell Simmons would look bad, but that she was worried about the inconsistencies in accusers' stories and didn't want to rush to premiere at Sundance. Simmons denies the claims.
Oprah Winfrey explained her decision to step away from "On the Record," an expose about sexual harassment in the music industry, including women who have accused mogul Russell Simmons of misconduct. The documentary, from filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, will premiere at Sundance on Jan. 25. Read more...
Russell Simmons tried to force Oprah Winfrey out of working on the documentary about his sexual assault allegations but it wasn't his efforts that caused her to ditch the project, the television icon has revealed.
Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project.