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Entertainment Oprah Winfrey Reveals Russell Simmons ‘Attempted to Pressure Me’ to Drop #MeToo Documentary

10:10  21 january  2020
10:10  21 january  2020 Source:   people.com

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Oprah Winfrey Reveals Russell Simmons ‘ Attempted to Pressure Me ’ to Drop MeToo Documentary .

Oprah Winfrey has revealed that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her to drop a documentary about sexual abuse allegations However, her decision to quit the 'On the Record' documentary that details allegations of sexual assault against him was not due to that pressure .

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Oprah Winfrey has dropped out as an executive producer on a documentary that delves into sexual misconduct allegations against Russell Simmons — but not because he pressured her, she says.

The media mogul, 65, spoke to The New York Times in an interview published Friday in which she alleged Simmons, 62, tried to convince her to back out of the film, named On The Record, as an executive producer. Winfrey ultimately did pull out of the film, citing creative differences between herself and the filmmakers.

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Oprah Winfrey claims Russell Simmons tried to " pressure " her to drop the # MeToo documentary that focuses on allegations of sexual harassment “He did reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me ,” Winfrey said. “I told him directly in a phone call that I will not be pressured either into

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons launched an "intense campaign" to pressure Oprah Winfrey to withdraw her support from a forthcoming film about women accusing him of misconduct, including rape, a new report says. Following the shocking last-minute decision to remove the film, titled "On The.

“He did reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me,” Winfrey said. “I told him directly in a phone call that I will not be pressured either into, or out of, backing this film.”

She added, “I am only going to do what I believe to be the right thing.”

A rep for Simmons did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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The Times reported Winfrey sought the counsel of her friend and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who critiqued the documentary. DuVernay, 47, told the newspaper Winfrey was going to face fallout no matter what her decision turned out to be.

“She’s got Simmons on one side pressuring her, and then she’s got a film on the other side that she doesn’t agree with,” DuVernay said. “So if she walks away from the film she seems like she’s caving to Simmons, and if she stays with the film then she’s putting her name on something that she feels doesn’t quite hit the mark.”

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Oprah Winfrey said Russell Simmons tried to pressure her over her involvement with a documentary about sexual abuse allegations against the rap “He did reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me ,” Winfrey told The Associated Press through a spokesperson on Friday.

Oprah Winfrey has claimed record executive Russell Simmons “ attempted to pressure ” her into pulling out of a documentary about the rape allegations made “He did reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me ,” Winfrey told Fox. Created with Sketch. # MeToo movement – In pictures.

Simmon’s rep, Thomasina Perkins-Washington, told the newspaper the music producer did not do anything unjustified to block the film and stated Simmons hasn’t been charged with a crime.

“If defending himself against terrible accusations is considered intimidation then there would be no justice,” Perkins-Washington told the Times, adding “written accounts and sworn testimony” depicted Simmons as “incapable” of violence toward women.

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Winfrey was an executive producer of the Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering directed documentary which was intended to air on Apple TV+ after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this week. The film follows former music executive Drew Dixon who previously accused Simmons of “aggressive sexual harassment” in a 2017 interview with the Times.

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Oprah Winfrey Reveals Russell Simmons ‘ Attempted to Pressure Me ’ to Drop # MeToo Documentary .

After much speculation as to why Oprah Winfrey pulled out of the upcoming Russell Simmons sexual assault documentary , Oprah has admitted that Simmons attempted to pressure her to walk away. "He did reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me ," Oprah told the New York Times.

Simmons has vehemently denied all allegations against him.

Winfrey announced her decision to pull back in a statement obtained by PEOPLE earlier this month.

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“I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+,” Winfrey said.

“First and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision,” Winfrey continued. “Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are talented filmmakers. I have great respect for their mission but given the filmmakers’ desire to premiere the film at the Sundance Film Festival before I believe it is complete, I feel it’s best to step aside.”

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After distancing herself from the forthcoming # MeToo documentary now titled On The Record, Oprah Winfrey is speaking freely about her association with However, in an interview with The New York Times, Oprah revealed that Simmons did "reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me ."

Oprah Winfrey is apparently already making waves with her upcoming Apple TV+ documentary , which Variety reported last week will focus on Although the post credits Winfrey with being “a shining light to my family and my community,” Simmons writes, “it’s so troubling that you choose me to single out

She added, “I will be working with Time’s Up to support the victims and those impacted by the abuse and sexual harassment.”

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, Dick and Ziering said, “Revealing hard truths is never easy, and the women in our documentary are all showing extraordinary strength and courage by raising their voices to address sexual abuse in the music industry. While we are disappointed that Oprah Winfrey is no longer an Executive Producer on the project, we are gratified that Winfrey has unequivocally said she believes and supports the survivors in the film.”

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They continued, “The #MeToo experiences of Black women deserve to be heard, especially against powerful men, so we will continue with our plans to bring the film to The Sundance Film Festival. This film more than two years in the making, will be our eighth to premiere at Sundance.”

“The film is a beacon of hope for voices that have long been suppressed, and an inspiration for anyone wanting to regain their personal power,” they added.

Simmons previously reached out to Winfrey on Instagram in December, asking her to reconsider her involvement in the documentary.

He also denied allegations that he had “forced” himself on women in his post, writing, “… In closing, I am guilty of exploiting, supporting, and making the soundtrack for a grossly unequal society, but i have never been violent or forced myself on anyone. Still I am here to help support a necessary shift in power and consciousness. Let us get to work on uplifting humanity and put this moment and old narrative behind us.”

On The Record premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.

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