Chinese American author Sil Lai Abrams accused music mogul Russell Simmons of rape and Extra host A.J. Calloway of sexual assault in a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter.
“I needed to tell my story, to say his name out loud, to let people know what he had done to me,” Abrams, 47, told THR in an article published Thursday (July 5).
The Hawaii-born Abrams, whose mother is a Chinese immigrant, is an anti-domestic violence advocate, author and former model. She said that Simmons raped her in 1994 and she was sexually assaulted by Extra host A.J. Calloway 12 years later in 2006.