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Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Responds to Sexual Assault Allegations Against His Father Israel Horovitz

Nine women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment, and assault against playwright Israel Horovitz, The New York Times reports in a new exposé. Among those who spoke with The Times is a woman named Jocelyn Meinhardt, who was the high school girlfriend of Horovitz’s son Adam, better known as Ad-Rock from Beastie Boys. Meinhardt alleges that Israel ...

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Women who accused 'Gossip Girl' star Ed Westwick of sexual assault speak out; actor denies allegations

[unable to retrieve full-text content] For both women, the encounter began the same. They were each invited to “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick’s home by a mutual friend. When their Uber driver dropped them off, they drank and hung out at the house for hours. Eventually, they each went to a spare bedroom to sleep. Then, the women both… … ...

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Russell Simmons Shares Statement on Sexual Assault Allegations

Earlier this month, Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Records, was accused of sexually harassing and assaulting women. Among other accusations, Keri Claussen Khalighi alleged that Simmons and filmmaker Brett Ratner coerced her into sex while she was underage. Simmons previously claimed that his interaction with Khalighi “occurred with her full consent and participation.” He has now shared an additional ...

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