Oprah Admits Russell Simmons Pressured Her to Drop out of His Unauthorized Documentary

January 21, 2020
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Last week media mogul Oprah Winfrey removed herself as executive producer of an upcoming documentary chronicling Russell Simmons' alleged history of sexually predatory behavior [click here if you missed that].

Oprah admits Russell pressured her to step down...

From Fox News,

In a new statement to Fox News, Winfrey revealed what exactly was going on behind the scenes and detailed Simmons' attempts to stop her involvement.

"He did reach out multiple times and attempted to pressure me," Winfrey told Fox News through a spokesperson on Saturday.

The spokesperson added that Winfrey's decision to separate herself from the documentary was not due to Simmons' incessant attempts. Instead, Winfrey found inconsistencies in the reporting for the "On the Record" documentary, specifically with the story coming from one of the music producer's accusers, Drew Dixon.