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TMZ and a number of other national U.S. media sources have made reports about Oprah Winfrey’s role in the production of an upcoming documentary, which tells the story of a woman who is accusing hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons (pictured center) of sexually assaulting her many years ago.
Winfrey (pictured left) is the executive producer of a documentary based on the controversial accounts of Drew Dixon, a former music industry executive who claims Simmons forced himself on her in his Manhattan, New York apartment in 1995.
Simmons has vehemently denied Dixon’s claims and took to Instagram to voice his opinion about Winfrey’s questionable smear campaign against him.
“I have given you the gift of meditation and [my]groundbreaking book ”THE POWER OF NOW.” We bonded, to say the least. This is why it’s so troubling that you choose me to single out in your recent documentary,” Simmons wrote.
News about Winfrey’s ill-advised smear campaign against the so-called “Godfather of Hip-Hop” even provoked rapper turned TV show creator 50 Cent into publicly offering two of his half-dollar’s pennies on social media.
“I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Michael Jackson, and Russell Simmons,” 50 posted on Instagram.
“These [documentaries] are publicly convicting their targets…it makes them guilty till proven innocent,” he continued.
The Fly Nubian Queen Network has been following this story via Facebook Live. HealthyBlackWoman.com founder and Fly Nubian Queen contributor Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses live-streamed a video on Saturday (December 14), which offered some telling and realistic commentary on this trending subject.
Watch her latest segment of The Nomalanga Show on the Fly Nubian Queen Network by clicking here.