RadioOnFire.com – Although the music mogul has said that he’s taking a long sabbatical in Indonesia for “spiritual enlightenment,” one of the women who’s accused Russell Simmons of sexual assault believes he’s hiding out in the country to avoid prosecution. The Blast is reporting that they’ve obtained documents that show that the unidentified woman had planned on sitting Simmons down for a deposition, yet she now believes that he’s “fled to Indonesia which has no extradition treaty with the United States in an apparent attempt to protect himself,” later adding that “It is unlikely he will return to the United States to be deposed in this case and face arrest and imprisonment.”
The anonymous woman had previously accused him of raping her back in 1988 after a Def Jam concert, as Simmons is attempting to get the case thrown out for “unsubstantiated allegations” while noting the statute of limitations. It should also be noted that while Simmons had previously traveled to Bali over the years, he most recently stepped down from all of his companies and has allegedly not returned. With that said, he’s previously denied the woman’s complaint that he believes is motivated by publicity and extortion. Recently, a spokesperson for Russell Simmons reached out to VladTV and said: “The anonymous accuser’s assertion that Mr. Simmons is hiding out in Bali, a country that does not have any extradition treaty with the United States, is false, as are her other accusations against Mr. Simmons, which she claims took place 31 years ago.
Likewise, the accusation that Mr. Simmons has traveled to Bali many times over the years, but in the midst of multiple accusations last year, has not yet returned is also false. ” Simmons rep continued to say “the fact is Mr. Simmons has been in and out of the United States six times in the last year and will be back for his child’s graduation. The accuser, who has been convicted of a crime, is hoping to hit the lottery in this case, asking at least $10 million based on these false allegations.”