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Russell Simmons steps down from companies following new accusation from writer Jenny Lumet

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Russell Simmons is stepping down from his various businesses after a new accusation of sexual misconduct against him, according to a statement he provided to The Hollywood Reporter Thursday.

The music mogul made the decision after new accuser, writer Jenny Lumet came forward in a guest column with the entertainment magazine accusing the Def Jam co-founder of forcing her to have sex in 1991.

Lument, the daughter of director Sidney Lumet and the screenwriter behind Rachel Getting Married,

"This is a time of great transition... I don’t want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded," he wrote. " As for me, I will step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening."

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